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Managing Hypoglycemia in Primary Care
J Fam Pract. 2012 October;61(10):S1-S8
Hypoglycemia is one of the most serious complications associated with glucose-lowering therapy and is a barrier to initiating, intensifying, and optimizing therapy, as well as long-term adherence. The risk and severity of hypoglycemia can be reduced through careful selection and use of glucose-lowering therapy based on patient characteristics and capabilities. Also of critical importance is to help patients improve self-management by providing support, education, and interventions in consideration of cultural beliefs, health literacy and numeracy, hypoglycemia awareness, and past experience with hypoglycemia.