Severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia (ketoacidosis, hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state) are common yet potentially preventable acute complications of diabetes. Our objectives were to use national data from OptumLabs® Data Warehouse, 2011-2020, to
1) characterize trends in all-cause mortality among adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) experiencing emergency department visits or hospitalizations for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia;
2) extend analyses through 2020 to assess the impact of the COVID-pandemic; and
3) examine racial/ethnic and gender disparities in subsequent mortality adjusted for relevant patient characteristics.
R.G.Mccoy: Consultant; Emmi. J.Herrin: Consultant; Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. K.Swarna: None. R.J.Galindo: Advisory Panel; Sanofi, WW International, Inc., Research Support; Dexcom, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Novo Nordisk. G.E.Umpierrez: Research Support; AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Inc., Novo Nordisk. S.Golden: Advisory Panel; Abbott Diabetes, Medtronic. P.J.O'connor: None.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant number K23DK114497