At what time of day are you most worried about hypoglycemia?
Total votes: 59
At what time of day are you most worried about hypoglycemia?Poll dates: October 29 - November 5, 2014
Total Votes: 59
It should come as little surprise to anyone living with type 1 diabetes that the overwhelming majority of people are most worried about hypoglycemia overnight. For parents, this worry translates into middle-of-the-night glucose checks and less sleep.
The following graph illustrates how our readers have responded to this poll question over the past several years. Clearly, we are most worried about lows at night.
Recent science paints a challenging picture of nighttime hypoglycemia:
- Prolonged Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Is Common During 12 Months Of Continuous Glucose Monitoring In Children And Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Prevention of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Using Predictive Alarm Algorithms and Insulin Pump Suspension.
- Use of a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system in children and young adults on insulin pump therapy: patients' and caregivers' perception of benefit.
- Nocturnal hypoglycaemias in type 1 diabetic patients: what can we learn with continuous glucose monitoring? See also Nocturnal hypoglycaemia in Type 1 diabetic patients, assessed with continuous glucose monitoring: frequency, duration and associations.
- Defective Awakening Response to Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Awakening from Sleep and Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
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