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Contact: Vicki Cohn, (914) 740-2156, vcohn@liebertpub.com
Is Previous Hypoglycemia a Risk Factor for Future Hypoglycemic Episodes in Type 1 Diabetes?

New Rochelle, NY, February 24, 2014—The automatic “threshold suspend” (TS) feature of an insulin pump helps prevent life-threatening hypoglycemic events when the device's sensor detects blood glucose concentrations below the preset threshold. However, in individuals with type 1 diabetes who have had previous episodes of hypoglycemia the TS feature may be less effective at preventing subsequent events, according to important new results from the ASPIRE study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the DTT website.

In the article “Hypoglycemia Begets Hypoglycemia: The Order Effect in the ASPIRE In-Clinic Study,” Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics Satish Garg, MD (Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver) and coauthors compared the effects of an automatic insulin pump with TS at a preset sensor threshold to those of continued basal insulin delivery in adults with type 1 diabetes following induced hypoglycemia via overnight fasting and exercise.

The different outcomes seen between the two insulin delivery methods in this crossover study design led the authors to conclude that “By mitigating the duration of hypoglycemic episodes, automatic pump suspension may help to preserve the normal autonomic response to hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes.”


About the Journal
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT) is a monthly peer-reviewed journal that covers new technology and new products for the treatment, monitoring, diagnosis, and prevention of diabetes and its complications. Led by Editor-in-Chief Satish Garg, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, the Journal covers topics that include noninvasive glucose monitoring, implantable continuous glucose sensors, novel routes of insulin administration, genetic engineering, the artificial pancreas, measures of long-term control, computer applications for case management, telemedicine, the Internet, and new medications. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT) website. DTT is the official journal of the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) Conference.

About ATTD
The International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) presents top-caliber scientific programs that have provided participants with cutting-edge research and analysis into the latest developments in diabetes-related technology. A unique and innovative conference, ATTD brings the world’s leading researchers and clinicians together for a lively exchange of ideas and information related to the technology, treatment, and prevention of diabetes and related illnesses.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Thyroid, Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, Childhood Obesity, and Population Health Management. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.