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Prevention of severe hypoglycaemia in type I diabetes: a randomised controlled population study
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    • Sam Nordfeldt, Paediatrician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Calle Johansson, Eric Carlsson, and Jan-Åke Hammersjö

    Dear Editor

    There are few controlled studies of pedagogical devices used in patient education regarding chronic diseases like type 1 diabetes. As Briars et al points out, this area is worth further study and we agree that a critical view is needed with respect to such studies. We therefore performed this controlled study in a general hospital population following the previous study in a before-after setting at o...

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    Randomised controlled trial of educational video
    • Graham L Briars, Paediatrician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Alex Hewitson, Owen Arthurs, Anne Kelly

    Dear Editor

    Nordfeldt et al[1] conclude from their randomised controlled study that severe hypoglycaemia incidence can be reduced in type 1 diabetes patients who study good quality educational videos. Examination of the premise that patient education reduces morbidity is worthy of study, both in the current setting of type 1 diabetes and in paediatric disease in general.

    The current study relies on...

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