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May 26, 2010

Balancing Hypoglycemia and Glycemic Control: A Public Health Approach for Insulin Safety

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange (Dr Pogach); University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Jersey Medical School, Newark (Dr Pogach); Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio (Dr Aron); Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (Dr Aron).

JAMA. 2010;303(20):2076-2077. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.655

Recent clinical trials1-6 have provided new evidence regarding the relationship among severe hypoglycemia, glycemic control, and mortality. Several questions involve whether current health care policies, guidelines, measurement tools, and educational interventions are sufficient to monitor the rates and decrease the risk of serious hypoglycemia in ambulatory clinical practice.

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