Glucose sensor excludes hypoglycaemia as cause of death

Department of Endocrinology, Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark.
Diabetes research and clinical practice (Impact Factor: 2.54). 02/2012; 96(2):e30-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2012.01.019
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The cause of death can be difficult to verify post-mortem in unexpected deaths in patients with Type 1 diabetes. This report describes an unexpected death in a 44-year-old man with Type 1 diabetes treated with sensor-augmented pump therapy. Continuous glucose monitoring data proved useful in determining the cause of death.

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