Older type 1 patients hypoglycaemic for more than an hour per day

And those who are unaware can reach dangerously low levels, says researcher

Older adults with type 1 diabetes typically spend more than an hour a day in the hypoglycaemic range, a new study suggests.

woman in her 70s doing a glucose prick test

And those who aren't aware their blood sugar is low can spend more than 100 minutes a day in hypoglycaemia, the authors say.

"The consequences of hypoglycaemia, particularly in older individuals, can be devastating," and unawareness of hypoglycaemia remains a "major issue" for older patients with diabetes, said lead researcher Dr Anders Carlson, Medical Director of the International Diabetes Centre,Minneapolis