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The Sniff Test – Benefits and limitations of diabetes alert dogs

2018-11-22T01:33:46+00:00Continuous glucose monitoring, Diabetes alert dogs, Impaired Awareness|

By: Linda Gonder-Frederick | Date: Friday 22 August 2018| Categories: Impaired awareness, Diabetes alert dogs, Continuous glucose monitoring
The use of diabetes alert dogs (DADs) has been steadily gaining in popularity, and research is yielding new insights into their benefits and limitations. In this article, an expert on hypoglycaemia detection strategies provides a balanced overview of DADs and evidence-based guidance on their use.

A Blow to the Brain

2018-11-22T01:34:03+00:00Hypoglycaemic Stress, Impaired Awareness, Neuroimaging|

By: Stephanie Amiel & Bastiaan de Galan | 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.

Invisible Damage – When hypoglycaemia goes silent

2018-07-04T14:43:46+00:00Asymptomatic hypoglycaemia, Hypoglycaemic events, Impaired Awareness, Type 1 Diabetes|

By: Ulrik Pedersen-Bjergaard |Date: Thursday 31 May 2018| Categories: Hypoglycaemia, Driving performance, Insulin-treated, Impaired Awareness
Asymptomatic hypoglycaemia (AH) is where clinical and biochemical realities diverge.

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

2018-07-04T14:43:46+00:00Glucose-Monitoring Technology, Impaired Awareness, Patient education, Severe 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.

Hypoglycaemia on the Road

2018-07-04T14:43:46+00:00Driving performance, Hypoglycaemia, Impaired Awareness, Insulin-treated|

By: Brian Frier, MD, FRCPE |Date: Thursday 29 March 2018| Categories: Hypoglycaemia, Driving performance, Insulin-treated, Impaired Awareness
Driving is a complex activity that requires cognitive integrity, and hypoglycaemia impairs cognition across a range of domains. The inevitable result? Impaired driving performance.