Frequent hypoglycemia among elderly patients with poor glycemic control.

  title={Frequent hypoglycemia among elderly patients with poor glycemic control.},
  author={Medha N. Munshi and Alissa R. Segal and Emmy Suhl and Elizabeth Staum and Laura Desrochers and Adrianne Sternthal and Judy Giusti and Richard McCartney and Yishan Lee and Patricia Bonsignore and K Weinger},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={171 4},
BACKGROUND Episodes of hypoglycemia are particularly dangerous in the older population. To reduce the risk of hypoglycemia, relaxation of the standard hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) goals has been proposed for frail elderly patients. However, the risk of hypoglycemia in this population with higher HbA(1c) levels is unknown. METHODS Patients 69 years or older with HbA(1C) values of 8% or greater were evaluated with blinded continuous glucose monitoring for 3 days. RESULTS Forty adults (mean [SD… CONTINUE READING
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