Experience of hypoglycaemia is associated with changes in beliefs about diabetes in patients with Type2 diabetes

U. L. Malanda, S. D. Bot, D. P. French, P. J. Kostense, A. N. Wade, J. M. Dekker, G. Nijpels, A. J. Farmer

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    Abstract

    Aim: Hypoglycaemia may have a detrimental impact on quality of life for patients with Type2 diabetes. There are few clinical studies exploring the impact of experiencing hypoglycaemia on beliefs about diabetes and health status. The aim of this study was to explore associations between experience of hypoglycaemia and changes in diabetes beliefs and self-reported health status in patients with non-insulin-treated Type2 diabetes using a blood glucose meter. Methods One-year prospective cohort analysis of 226 patients recruited to a randomized trial evaluating the impact of self-monitoring of blood glucose. Self-reported hypoglycaemia over 1year was categorized into three groups: (1) no experience of hypoglycaemia; (2) blood glucose measurements
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1395-1400
    Number of pages5
    JournalDiabetic Medicine
    Volume28
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

    Keywords

    • Blood glucose
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Illness cognitions
    • Type2 diabetes

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