Table 2—

Incidence and rate of symptomatic hypoglycemia in patients receiving PPT versus BBT

Type of symptomatic hypoglycemiaPPTBBTP
Overall hypoglycemia
    Incidence169 (90.37)166 (88.77)0.736
    Rate (number of episodes · patient−1 · year−1)51.20 ± 50.0848.70 ± 48.410.619
Nocturnal hypoglycemia
    Incidence109 (58.29)110 (58.82)1.000
    Rate (number of episodes · patient−1 · year−1)4.78 ± 7.156.17 ± 10.680.139
Severe hypoglycemia
    Incidence6 (3.21)4 (2.14)0.751
    Rate (number of episodes · patient−1 · year−1)0.10 ± 0.650.04 ± 0.310.266
Hypoglycemia confirmed by PG values
    PG <72 mg/dl (<4.0 mmol/l)
Incidence165 (88.24)165 (88.24)1.000
Rate (number of episodes · patient−1 · year−1)46.50 ± 48.0044.95 ± 46.800.747
    PG <60 mg/dl (<3.3 mmol/l)
Incidence148 (79.14)150 (80.21)0.898
Rate (number of episodes · patient−1 · year−1)20.75 ± 26.8619.26 ± 24.510.574
    PG <50 mg/day (<2.8 mmol/l)
Incidence104 (55.61)115 (61.50)0.294
Rate (number of episodes · patient−1 · year−1)7.34 ± 12.885.93 ± 9.920.230
  • Data are means ± SD or n (%) unless otherwise indicated. PG, plasma glucose.