Impaired Awareness

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A Blow to the Brain

By: Stephanie Amiel & Bastiaan de Galan | Medical Writer: Gabrielle Bauer |Date: Friday 27 July 2018| Categories: Impaired awareness, Neuroimaging, Hypoglycaemic Stress
Impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia (IAH) is a common, frustrating, and potentially dangerous problem for people with diabetes who use insulin. While researchers have yet to unravel the physiological underpinnings of IAH, neuroimaging studies have shed light on how the brain responds to hypoglycaemia—and how these responses may change as IAH sets in.

Restoring Awareness, Reducing Severity: A strategic approach to mitigating the damage of hypoglycaemia

By: Stephanie Amiel, BSc, MD, FRCP |Date: Monday 30 April 2018| Categories: Severe Hypoglycaemia, Glucose-Monitoring Technology, Patient Education, Impaired Awareness
An awareness of hunger prompts people to open the refrigerator. The same process alows people to limit the damage of hypoglycaemia: a mental awareness of symptoms gives people a chance to take corrective action.