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insulinotherapy at home

Márcia Nery
Type 1 diabetic patients frequently present hypoglycemic episodes during their insulinotherapy, which, besides the discomfort and constrains does not allow the ideal glycemic control. Further, hypoglycemic events lead to the deficiency of the counter-regulation mechanisms in the subsequent episode, with a decrease in the release of epinephrine and the symptoms of warming, with great risk of severe hypoglycemia. The occurrence of hypoglycemia during some risky activities, specially driving, could result in accidents with the patient and /or third parts including property damage, stressing here the need to advise diabetics against having the necessary caution while driving...
March 2008: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia
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