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National estimates of insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors leading to emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

Geller AI, Shehab N, Lovegrove MC, et al. JAMA internal medicine. 2014;174:678-86.

According to this large study, nearly 100,000 emergency department visits and 30,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year are due to insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors. Patients older than 80 years were found to be at highest risk for these adverse events.