The world has approximately 246 million people with diabetes and the following article may be extremely important for them. Scientists from The George Institute for Global Health highlight a probable association between higher chances of suffering from life threatening illnesses after the experience of severe hypoglycemia. Patients with type 2 diabetes reporting hypoglycemia are probably facing threats of being diagnosed with vascular problems like heart attack, stroke and kidney disease, as well as non-vascular problems such as cancer and respiratory conditions.
A study was triggered on 11,140 people with type 2 diabetes across 20 countries above the age of 55 years. On completion, it was pointed out that severe hypoglycemic episodes are linked with life threatening health problems. Occurrence of severe hypoglycemia is apparently a marker of future possibility to serious conditions. Dr. Sophia Zoungas, lead author, and colleagues suggest that people with type 2 diabetes can communicate with their doctors for managing diabetes and avoiding hypoglycemia.
Even if hypoglycemia has already taken place, doctors can find its causes and adjust blood sugar management wherever required, for restricting episodes and reducing future health risks. Taking accurate steps for avoiding or treating severe hypoglycemia may help overcome risks of developing life-threatening diseases and ailments.
The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.