Neuropathy Drives Hypoglycemia Cluelessness in T1D
01/08 - Researchers published the study covered in this summary on researchsquare.com as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed.
In Japanese adults with type 1 diabetes insulin-pump treatment (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) and higher problem-solving perception appear protective against impaired awareness of hypoglycemia (IAH), while diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is associated with increased risk.
Diabetes distress and fear of hypoglycemia are common in people with IAH.
Adults with type 1 diabetes and IAH have a reduced ability to perceive hypoglycemic symptoms and are at risk of severe hypoglycemic events because they are unable to take immediate corrective action.
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