Hypoglycemia is a serious complication for people with diabetes who are on medications such as sulfonylureas and insulin (1). Severe hypoglycemia can lead to seizures, declined cognitive function, cardiovascular events, and even death. Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia (IAH) makes matters much worse (2). Up to 25% of people with type 1 diabetes and up to 10% of people with type 2 diabetes who are on insulin have IAH (2). These individuals do not experience the typical symptoms of hypoglycemia because of autonomic failure; their glucagon or catecholamine levels may not increase to trigger hepatic glucose production in time.
…. more: Diabetes Journals (ADA) (Quelle/Source)