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Diabetic Hypoglycemia Volume 2, Issue 2, September 2009

Research Round Up

Research Round Up - hypoglycemia and the brain, hypoglycemia unawareness, vildagliptin in glycemic control, and counter-regulatory responses

Martin Gilmour of the Diabetic Hypoglycemia Editorial Team

Diabetic Hypoglycemia September 2009, Volume 2, Issue 2: page 13-16

Three recent papers have described the effects of hypoglycemia on cognitive function. One study in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes aimed to establish whether a link existed between hypoglycemic episodes requiring hospitalization and the risk of dementia. Another explored the effects of medium-chain fatty acids on cognitive function during hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes. The third study investigated the effects of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia on cognitive function in children with type 1 diabetes.