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Research IDs characteristics of severe hypoglycemia in diabetes

A study in Diabetes Care showed that patients with type 2 diabetes and severe hypoglycemia had similar average A1C levels and had a prior diagnosis of non-severe hypoglycemia, compared with those who did not experience severe hypoglycemia. Researchers analyzed 50,439 patients from the Cleveland Clinic Health System and found an association between an increased risk for severe hypoglycemia and A1C level of less than 6%, insulin, increased number of diabetes medications, sulfonylureas, increased Charlson comorbidity index and black race.

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