Self-reported frequency, severity of, and awareness of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes patients in Turkey

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BÜYÜKKAYA BESEN D., Surucu H. A., Kosar C.

PEERJ, vol.4, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.7717/peerj.2700
  • Journal Name: PEERJ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Awareness of hypoglycemia, Severity of hypoglycemia, Type 2 diabetes, Turkey, IMPAIRED AWARENESS, IMPACT, EVENTS, ADULTS, OUTCOMES, RISK
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives. Hypoglycemia is a common side effect of insulin therapy in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Limited data exist on the frequency of hypoglycemic events in type 2 diabetic patients in Turkey. Our study investigated self-reported hypoglycemic events and awareness of hypoglycemia in Turkish patients with type 2 diabetes.