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Study IDs predictors of severe hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes

Researchers used data from the ACCORD trial to create a predictive model to estimate the five-year risk for severe hypoglycemia among individuals with type 2 diabetes and found that antihypertensive medication use, insulin use and intensive glycemic management were the top three predictors for severe hypoglycemia. The findings in the BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care revealed a total of 17 predictors of severe hypoglycemia, including glycemic management, years since diabetes diagnosis, age, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, waist circumference and history of hypoglycemia in the last week.

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