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Hypoglycemia and Glucagon Utilization in Insulin- Treated Diabetic Patients


Vilović, Marino; Tičinović Kurir, Tina; Novak, Anela; Krnić, Mladen; Borovac, Josip Anđelo; Lizatović, Ivan-Krešimir; Kokić, Višnja; Božić, Joško
Hypoglycemia and Glucagon Utilization in Insulin- Treated Diabetic Patients // Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes, Epub ahead of print (2018), 1-6 doi:10.1055/a-0741-6763 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Hypoglycemia and Glucagon Utilization in Insulin- Treated Diabetic Patients

Autori
Vilović, Marino ; Tičinović Kurir, Tina ; Novak, Anela ; Krnić, Mladen ; Borovac, Josip Anđelo ; Lizatović, Ivan-Krešimir ; Kokić, Višnja ; Božić, Joško

Izvornik
Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes (0947-7349) Epub ahead of print (2018); 1-6

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Hypoglycemia treatment ; education ; diabetes mellitus

Sažetak
Background: First choice of therapy for severe hypoglycemia outside hospital environment is glucagon injection, an undertaught and underused remedy. Aim of this study was to investigate knowledge about glucagon therapy, possession rate and usage rate in insulin- treated diabetic patients, with special emphasis on history of hypoglycemia and severe hypoglycemia episodes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 300 insulin-treated diabetic patients (146 males and 154 females, mean age 61.1±16.4 years) were recruited from comprehensive Diabetes Center in Croatia. Specialized self-administered, 13-item questionnaire regarding glucagon therapy and history of hypoglycemia was obtained from each patient, as well as data collected from medical history documentation. Results: Experience of hypoglycemic episode was reported by 233 (77.7%), and severe hypoglycemia by 73 (24.3%) patients. Participants with experience of hypoglycemia have significantly longer diabetes duration (17.2±11.2 vs. 11.9±8.5 years, P<0.001) and lower BMI values (26.38±3.97 vs. 31.11±7.17 kg/m2, P<0.001). Knowledge about glucagon therapy had 55.3% patients, 44.7% obtained it from the pharmacy, while glucagon was used in 35.6% cases of severe hypoglycemia. Glucagon knowledge was better in patients that attended at least one diabetes lecture (P=0.038), while educational level showed no statistical significance (P=0.286). Main significant positive predictor of glucagon knowledge was history of severe hypoglycemia (OR 4.71, 95% CI 1.38 – 16.02, P=0.013). Conclusions: Glucagon therapy was underused in treating severe hypoglycemia. It is highly important to emphasize value of quality education as one of the fundamentals of good diabetes management.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
KBC Split,
Medicinski fakultet, Split

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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