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Severe hypoglycaemia with brain dysfunction limits intensified therapy in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, despite evidence that such therapy reduces the risk of chronic complications of the disease. We have investigated the effect of infusing lactate (a potential non-glucose fuel for brain metabolism) on protective, symptomatic(More)
We examined the effects of acute moderate hypoglycemia and the condition of hypoglycemia unawareness on regional brain uptake of the labeled glucose analog [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) using positron emission tomography (PET). FDG-PET was performed in diabetic patients with (n = 6) and without (n = 7) hypoglycemia awareness. Each patient was studied at(More)
Hypoglycaemia without warning is a dangerous complication of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and it limits the use of intensified insulin therapy to reduce chronic diabetic complications. To investigate the possibility of restoring awareness; symptomatic, cognitive, and hormonal responses to controlled hypoglycaemia were studied in insulin-dependent(More)
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