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Diabetic Hypoglycemia Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2010

Research Round Up

Research Round Up - hypoglycemia in pregnancy, fear of hypoglycemia, effects of hypoglycemia on the brain, hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients, and epidemiological analyses of hypoglycemia from the ACCORD study

Nicole Meinel of the Diabetic Hypoglycemia Editorial Team

Diabetic Hypoglycemia June 2010, Volume 3, Issue 1: page 8-11

The impact of pre-conception insulin on hypoglycemia during pregnancy
Many women with diabetes experience a high frequency of severe hypoglycemia during pregnancy. In a separate exploratory analysis of a study comparing prandial insulin aspart (IAsp) with human insulin (HI), Heller et al compared the incidence of severe hypoglycemia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes who received intensified insulin therapy pre-conception, with those who first received intensified therapy during early pregnancy. Additionally, the investigators sought to comment on potential differences between IAsp and HI in treating severe hypoglycemia during pregnancy.