Many diabetes patients experience hypoglycaemia, when their blood sugar levels become too low. Symptoms include behavioural changes, memory loss and confusion, which can result in accidents and falls and, in the worst cases, in hospitalisation or death. Worries about hypoglycaemia represent a serious psychological burden for people with diabetes.
Despite its seriousness, little is known about hypoglycaemia. The Hypo-RESOLVE project aims to change that by adding to our understanding of the underlying causes of the condition, as well as its predictors and consequences. They will also analyse the financial costs of hypoglycaemia. Ultimately, the hope is that the project results will pave the way for new, better treatments for people with diabetes that will help them to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.