Darrell Wilson

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  • Duration of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Before Seizures DIABETES CARE Buckingham, B., Wilson, D. M., Lecher, T., Hanas, R., Kaiserman, K., Cameron, F. 2008; 31 (11): 2110-2112


    Despite a high incidence of nocturnal hypoglycemia documented by the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), there are no reports in the literature of nocturnal hypoglycemic seizures while a patient is wearing a CGM device.In this article, we describe four such cases and assess the duration of nocturnal hypoglycemia before the seizure.In the cases where patients had a nocturnal hypoglycemic seizure while wearing a CGM device, sensor hypoglycemia (<60 mg/dl) was documented on the CGM record for 2.25-4 h before seizure activity.Even with a subcutaneous glucose lag of 18 min when compared with blood glucose measurements, glucose sensors have time to provide clinically meaningful alarms. Current nocturnal hypoglycemic alarms need to be improved, however, since patients can sleep through the current alarm systems.

    View details for DOI 10.2337/dc08-0863

    View details for Web of Science ID 000260565000007

    View details for PubMedID 18694975

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