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Dead in bed syndrome

By: Simon Heller | Date: 30 October 2018| Categories: Dead in bed syndrome, Nocturnal Hypoglycaemia, Severe Hypoglycaemia, Type 1 Diabetes
Dead in bed syndrome understandably strikes terror in the hearts of people with type 1 diabetes and their families. Clinicians, for their part, may find it difficult to discuss the syndrome with patients and thus avoid the topic. Fortunately, the syndrome is rare enough that the key message to patients is reassurance.

Severe Hypoglycaemia in Children: A Shifting Landscape

By: Tim Jones, MD, DCH, FRACP|Date: Friday 26 January 2018| Categories: Diabetes in Children, Hypoglycaemia, Type 1 Diabetes
Many clinicians perceive the risk of severe hypoglycaemia as firmly tethered to the level of glucose control: the tighter the control, the greater the risk. This perception has its roots in the historical association between A1C and hypoglycaemia risk, established in several studies. As a frequently cited example, the DCCT trial found a 3-fold increased risk of severe hypoglycaemia in patients randomized to the intensive management arm of the study.