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Notifying a doctor of a first hypoglycaemic episode is associated with a lower rate of recurrence among inpatients with diabetes

Dilantha T De Alwis, Suresh Varadarajan and Kwang Lim
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (2): 79. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11014
Published online: 3 February 2014

To the Editor: Hypoglycaemia is a common problem in inpatients with diabetes and is associated with morbidity and mortality.1,2 We conducted a retrospective single-centre cohort study to evaluate the management (notifying a doctor and taking appropriate preventive actions, defined as altering the hypoglycaemic agent that led to the event or commencing dextrose in appropriate cases by the doctor) of the first hypoglycaemic episode and its impact on recurrence and length of stay.

  • Dilantha T De Alwis
  • Suresh Varadarajan
  • Kwang Lim

  • Northern Health, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: dilantha82@hotmail.com

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