Low Glucose on Last Day in Hospital Link to Death in Diabetes

Patients with diabetes who have hypoglycemia in the 24 hours prior to hospital discharge have a significantly increased risk of readmission within 30 days and a higher likelihood of dying post-discharge, new research shows.  The research was a nation-wide cohort study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and included over 840,000 admissions of patients with diabetes at Veteran Affairs hospitals over a 14-year period.

 Links: Medscape Medical News (5/2019) (free access with site registration), J Clin Endocr Metab (5/2019)