STEP 284: Iatrogenic Hypoglycemia: The Bittersweet Transformation of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (CE: 1.0)


Established in May 1995, an International Expert Working Committee under the sponsorship of the American Diabetes Association defines diabetes mellitus as a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes is associated with long[1]term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. This article discusses classifications of Diabetes and discusses Iatrogenic Hypoglycemia in detail.


Learning Objectives:

  • Define Diabetes Mellitus
  • Describe the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss risk factors iatrogenic hypoglycemia



Joseph H. Balatbat, MD, RMA, PT, AHI(AMT), CPT (ASPT), CPI (NPA)


Launched: 2005