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Evidence summary BITE 01 – Hypoglycaemia and cardiovascular risk

Who needs to know?

Diabetes Specialist Teams in Primary Care.

What have we found?

  • Increased risks for both cardiovascular events and mortality in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes following an episode of hypoglycaemia.

  • The risk is greater in people with a previous history of cardiovascular disease.

  • Healthcare professionals need to assess and reduce the risk early as these events occur within nine to 17 months of an episode of hypoglycaemia.