Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 335-344

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

The Cost of Hypoglycemia

Author: Abdelmjid Chraibi, Azib Hasna

Category: JMSR Diabetes & Endocriniology

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Hypoglycemia has a substantial adverse impact on mortality, morbidity and quality of life and it causes a tremendous economic burden to the healthcare systems in the emerging epidemic of type 2 diabetes. It is important for clinicians to be attentive to hypoglycemia when managing patients with diabetes.because of the risk of hypoglycemia it__ampersandsign#39;s fundamental to use realistic and safe glycemic targets especially in vulnerable group such as people with coronary heart disease, very young children and the frail elderly .Treatment selection, as well as glycemic targets, should be also customized based on each patient__ampersandsign#39;s individual risk of hypoglycemia.This measures designed to reduce the incidence of hypoglycaemic events have the potential to save considerable healthcare costs, while greatly improving the quality of life of patients with diabetes.

Keywords: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Cost