Description:

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a relationship between recurrent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and cognition (thinking) in individuals who do not have pre-diabetes, or diabetes.

This study involves coming to the Joslin Diabetes Center for 1 visit, which may take up to 2 hours to complete.

During the visit, the following will take place:

  • Pulse, blood pressure, and weight will be taken, and recorded.
  • Medical history and EKG.
  • Fingerstick blood glucose level checked using a glucose monitor.
  • Cognitive assessment evaluating attention and memory, as well as how quickly and accurately you can perform several tasks. Compensation and parking costs will be provided.


Recruitment:

  • Ages 18-70
  • Individuals who have a diagnosis of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), no history of upper gastrointestinal surgery, and no current diagnosis of diabetes, or pre-diabetes.
  • Individuals who have had upper gastrointestinal surgery, such as gastric bypass, and have developed low blood sugars.
  • Individuals who have had upper gastrointestinal surgery, such as gastric bypass, without symptoms of low blood sugar.
  • Healthy individuals without a history of upper gastrointestinal surgery (for comparison).


Contact:

Alexa Puleio at (617) 309-4463 or Hypoglycemiastudy [at] joslin.harvard.edu


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