Impaired Awareness of Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes: A Report of An NIDDK Workshop in October 2021

Elizabeth R. Seaquist, Karen Teff, Simon R. Heller

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Abstract

Hypoglycemia remains a limiting factor in the optimal treatment of type 1 diabetes. Repeated episodes of hypoglycemia result in impaired awareness of subsequent hypoglycemic events, inducing a vicious feed-forward cycle and increasing the risk of morbidity and mortality.Why this occurs and how to manage the problem in clinical practice remain uncertain. To address the obstacles and barriers that have hindered progress in this clinically important area, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases convened a workshop on 14-15 October 2021. This perspective offers a summary of this outstanding meeting, which brought clinical and basic scientists from the fields of diabetes, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and imaging together, on how to best advance the field of impaired awareness of hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia in general in patients with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2799-2805
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes care
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2022

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments. The authors acknowledge the work of Six Degrees Academy in preparing Figs. 3–5 and of Sarah Chapeau (Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN), who assisted with formatting. Funding. The workshop was supported by the NIKKD, but no specific grant funding was assigned. Duality of Interest. No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.

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© 2022 by the American Diabetes Association.

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