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Diabetic Hypoglycemia Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2011


Impaired hypoglycemia awareness

Simon Heller, BA MB BChir DM FRCP, of the Editorial Board

Diabetic Hypoglycemia June 2011, Volume 4, Issue 1: page 1-2

Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia and accompanying impaired counter-regulation continue to limit the ability of individuals with insulin-treated diabetes to achieve tight glycemic control. The combination of inadequate insulin delivery systems, together with acquired defects in the protective responses which mediate glucose recovery, impose severe restrictions on the lifestyle of those with type 1 diabetes (and longstanding type 2 diabetes).