Table 2

Calculating the relative weight of the parameters

Risk of hypoglycemia from treatmentLow riskModerate riskHigh risk
Life expectancyLongDecreasedShort
Important comorbiditiesNoneOneTwo or more
Macrovascular and advanced microvascular complicationsNoneOneTwo or more
Cognitive functionExcellentSome declineSevere decline
Adherence and motivationExcellentModerateReduced
Disease durationShort (<5 years)Moderate (5–20 years)Long (>20 years)
Resources and support systemReadily availableAvailable with effortLimited