Improving post-hypoglycaemic patient safety in the prehospital environment: a systematic review

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This systematic review aimed to determine the extent to which post-hypoglycaemic patients with diabetes, who are prescribed oral hypoglycaemic agents are at risk of repeat hypoglycaemic events after being treated in the pre-hospital environment.

Although several case reports demonstrate the risks associated with repeat or prolonged hypoglycaemia, the review was unable to locate any specific high quality research in this area. This lack of evidence has led to the recommendation that conservative management, through admission to hospital, remains appropriate.

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