Table 2

Hypoglycemia definitions*

Not definedNon-severeSevereTotal
(n=14)(n=116)(n=189)(n=319)†
Hypoglycemia definition
Not specific definition14 (100)21 (18.1)21 (11.1)56 (17.6)
Glucose only27 (23.3)7 (3.7)34 (10.7)
Symptoms only45 (38.8)0 (0)45 (14.1)
Symptoms requiring ED or health provider assistance0 (0)101 (53.4)101 (31.7)
ICD codes only3 (2.6)28 (14.8)31 (9.7)
Glucose and/or symptoms20 (17.2)30 (15.9)41 (12.9)
Glucose and/or ICD codes0 (0)2 (1.1)5 (1.6)
  • *Data are presented as number (percentage) unless specified otherwise.

  • †This denominator represents all the hypoglycemia definitions for non-severe or severe events across all the analyzed studies.

  • ED, emergency department; ICD, International Classification of Disease.