How many times have you or your child had a low blood sugar related seizure?
More than once
Total votes: 60
How many times have you or your child had a low blood sugar related seizure?Poll dates: March 25 - April 2, 2015
Total Votes: 60
In the type 1 community, fear of a severe low blood sugar is common, especially among parents of young kids. With the advent of rapid-acting insulin analogs, smaller and easier-to-use insulin pumps, and continuous glucose monitoring systems, the risk of severe hypoglycemia has decreased compared with that of a generation ago. But the risk has not decreased to zero, as our poll shows.
Among our readers, 8% report one hypoglycemia-related seizure. One in four -- 26% -- report more than one. Looking at the positive side, almost two-thirds of our readers -- 65% -- report never having had a seizure.
With many studies showing that incidence and duration of nocturnal hypoglycemia is higher than had been thought, parents and caregivers are encouraged to check blood glucose levels during the night or use a continuous glucose monitor to help identify low blood sugars before they lead to seizures.
- 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.
- Prolonged Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Is Common During 12 Months Of Continuous Glucose Monitoring In Children And Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
Last Updated: Wednesday April 01, 2015 17:05:51
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