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Title: Risk factors for severe hypoglycaemia in type 2 diabetic patients admitted to hospital in Piraeus, Greece
Authors: Sotiropoulos, A.
Skliros, E.A.
Tountas, C.
Apostolou, U.
Peppas, T.A.
Pappas, S.I.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: A 3-year study assessed the prevalence and causes of severe treatment-related hypoglycaemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients admitted to hospital in Piraeus. Out of the 2858 patients admitted, 207 [7.2%] had severe hypoglycaemia: 72 were being managed with insulin, 132 oral hypoglycaemic drugs and 3 combined insulin/oral drugs. Only 28.5% of patients were attending a diabetes clinic. The cause of the hypoglycaemic attack could be determined for 86.1% of cases; 30.8% were due to a missed meal. Interviews showed that education and level of knowledge about diabetes mellitus, and particularly hypoglycaemia symptoms, was inadequate. Logistic regression analysis showed that knowledge about diabetes mellitus correlated with educational status and with follow-up in a diabetes clinic
Description: 485-489
Keywords: Attitude to Health
Causality
Diabetic Diet
Educational Status
Hypoglycemia
Patient Admission
Subject: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116970
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1103/11_3_2005_485_489.pdf
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