Journal Article

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

Geller AI; Shehab N; Lovegrove MC; Kegler SR; Weidenbach KN; Ryan GJ; Budnitz DS.

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.