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Evid Based Nurs 14:5-6 doi:10.1136/ebn1083
  • Child health
  • Cross-sectional study

Hypoglycaemic-related fear in parents of children with poor glycaemic control of their type 1 diabetes is associated with poorer glycaemic control in their child and parental emotional distress

  1. Susana R Patton
  1. University of Michigan
  1. Correspondence to Susana R Patton
    Division of Child Behavioral Health, CS Mott Children's Hospital, 1924 Taubman Center, Box 5318, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5318, USA; susanap{at}med.umich.edu

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Hypoglycaemia is a common complication of type 1 diabetes treatment.1 It is typically the result of incorrect matching of insulin to carbohydrate intake and/or mismanagement of insulin when exercising. Symptoms of mild hypoglycaemia can include confusion, faintness, irritability, trembling and nausea. However, in cases of moderate to severe hypoglycaemia, low blood glucose levels can sometimes lead to seizures, coma or even death. The availability of new analogue insulin and improvements in intensive therapy have decreased the rate of severe hypoglycaemia in patients with type …

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