nocturnal hypoglycemia


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nocturnal hypoglycemia

A low blood glucose level (< 50 mg/dl or 3.3 mmol/L) that occurs after bedtime. It may be asymptomatic, or it may cause nightmares, night sweats, other sleep disturbances, tachycardia, convulsions, or, rarely, death. It typically results from relatively high levels of insulin in insulin-treated diabetic patients. It may be prevented by consuming a bedtime snack or by adjusting evening doses of insulin based on bedtime blood glucose levels.
See also: hypoglycemia
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After the results of the 24-h insulin profile were explained to the patient, there were no further occurrences of nocturnal hypoglycemia.
Less nocturnal hypoglycemia and better post-dinner glucose control with bedtime insulin glargine compared with bedtime NPH insulin during insulin combination therapy in type 2 diabetes.
The phenomenon of nocturnal hypoglycemia results primarily from a mismatch between nighttime insulin requirements and the peak action of older intermediate or long-acting insulin preparations (eg, NPH, lente or ultralente, respectively).
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Surprisingly, more than half (58%) of the 102 hypoglycemic episodes occurred in the 16 patients with type 2 diabetes, with a mean duration of nocturnal hypoglycemia nearly twice that of the hypoglycemia in the type 1 patients (2.

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