Hypoglycaemia was validated

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1407a (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1407
  1. Brian M Frier,
  2. Ian J Deary
  1. Consultant physician Department of Diabetes, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust, Edinburgh EH3 9YW
  2. Reader in psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

    EDITOR,—Simon Heller and colleagues report significant discrepancies between estimates of the frequency of severe hypoglycaemia and impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia as reported by diabetic patients and their relatives.1 They conclude that patients' self reporting on questionnaires is unreliable. The hypoglycaemic episodes reported by the patients and relatives were not, however, validated, and no evidence was provided to support the assumption that relatives are more accurate or reliable than …

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