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.