Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist April Savoy, PhD, a human factors engineer and health services researcher, is developing and testing user-friendly health information tools and technology designed to enhance accessibility and value to older adults with both diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers. Without numerous finger sticks, these tools and technology will be designed to provide patients, caregivers, and clinicians with glucose metrics needed to diagnose hypoglycemia and identify treatment options.
Older adults with Alzheimer’s and Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have a high risk of low blood sugar, known as hypoglycemia, which is often undetected. Hypoglycemia can cause dizziness, confusion, mood changes, hospitalization, and even death. Diagnosis and treatment of hypoglycemia can prevent complications… Continue reading.