Hypoglycemia is one of the most important barriers to good glycemic control for children as well as adults with diabetes. Because hypoglycemia causes unpleasant symptoms which may frighten not only the child with diabetes, but also the parents, they usually prefer to maintain elevated blood glucose level to prevent hypoglycemia which it could generate limit attainment of glycemic targets. There is evidence that fear of hypoglycemia (FoH) may have a significant negative impact on diabetes management, metabolic control and subsequent health outcomes. Although studies have indicated that an insulin regimen involving better technology and insulin analogues may reduce the risk of hypoglycemic episodes, hypoglycemia remains a problem and should be evaluated in children with Type 1 diabetes.
Mohammadreza Vafa, Glycemic Control, Self-Efficacy and Fear of Hypoglycemia among Iranian Children with Type 1 Diabetes
Last date updated on July, 2014