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Diabetic Hypoglycemia Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2013

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Hypoglycemia in pregnant women, and mortality in patients with diabetes reporting severe hypoglycemia

Daniella Otway and Martin Gilmour of the Diabetic Hypoglycemia Editorial Team

Diabetic Hypoglycemia June 2013, Volume 6, Issue 1: page 22-24

Hormonal counter-regulatory response to biochemical hypoglycemia in pregnant women with type 2 diabetes

Hypoglycemia is a common occurrence in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes. While it is accepted that intensive insulin therapy adds to the risk for hypoglycemia in this patient group, impaired hormonal counter-regulatory responses may also contribute. Ringholm et al recently explored hormonal counter-regulation to biochemical hypoglycemia (serum glucose ≤3.9 mmol/l) during pregnancy in type 1 diabetes.