Hypoglycemia is the most common and serious adverse event caused by insulin treatment. Besides the well-known potential for hypoglycemia to cause immediate injury, coma, or even death, there is evidence that hypoglycemia may increase the risk of dementia many years later.1 Despite its importance, remarkably little is known about the epidemiology of insulin-related hypoglycemia. Thus, the article by Geller and colleagues2 in this issue is an important addition to our knowledge base.
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