CGM shows hypoglycemia common in older adults with type 1 diabetes

NEW ORLEANS — Older adults with type 1 diabetes spent more than an hour per day on average with blood glucose levels in the hypoglycemic range and more than 20 minutes per day with levels less than 54 mg/dL, according to data presented at The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting.
Anders L. Carlson

“Adults aged 60 years and older with type 1 diabetes spend a considerable amount of time with hypoglycemia … which is dangerous in a population where severe hypoglycemia can have considerable consequences,” Anders L. Carlson, MD, medical director of the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet, director of the HealthPartners Diabetes Program, and an assistant professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, told Endocrine Today. “Those with impaired awareness of hypoglycemia are at twice as much risk for a very low glucose.”

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