Hypoglycaemia and cardiovascular risk

East MidlandsCardiovascular
Published Date: 1 Mar 2015

Hypoglycaemia associated with increased risk of CV events and all-cause mortality in insulin treated diabetes patients

Who needs to know?

Diabetes Specialist Teams in Primary Care.

What have we found?

• Increased risks for both cardiovascular events and mortality in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes following an episode of hypoglycaemia.

• The risk is greater in people with a previous history of cardiovascular disease.

• Healthcare professionals need to assess and reduce the risk early as these events occur within nine to 17 months of an episode of hypoglycaemia.