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Letters Hypoglycaemia and good diabetes care

Australian paediatric guidelines already acknowledge hypoglycaemia as an indicator of good diabetes care

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 05 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1898
  1. Clever Banda, consultant paediatrician and senior lecturer
  1. University of Queensland, Hervey Bay Rural Clinical School, Hervey Bay Hospital, Urraween, QLD 4655, Australia
  1. cleverbanda{at}

Rodriguez-Gutierrez and colleagues emphasise that diabetes guidelines in the UK and US, except for those from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, focus on hyperglycaemia as a quality measure at the expense of hypoglycaemia and re-iterate the adverse effects of hypoglycaemia on health.1

The Australia Paediatric Endocrine …

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