Hypoglycemia

 

1. In the past week, did you ever have morning headaches? No      
Yes      
Don't know

 

Items (using the same format as above):

  1. In the past week, did you ever have morning headaches?
  2. In the past week, did you ever have nightmares?
  3. In the past week, did you ever have night sweats?
  4. In the past week, did you ever have lightheadedness?
  5. In the past week, did you ever have shakiness or weakness?
  6. In the past week, did you ever have intense hunger?
  7. In the past week, did you ever have times when you passed out, fainted, or lost consciousness, even for a short time?

Scoring

Code as follows: No="0", Yes="1", Don't know=blank. Score is the sum of the seven items, higher score indicating more hypoglycemia symptoms.

Characteristics

We have not tested this scale in English.

Source of Psychometric Data

We have not tested this scale in English.

Comments

This is an English translation of the Spanish hypoglycemia scale developed by John Piette. This scale has not been validated against clinical disease. It should be considered a scale of symptoms. Reprinted with permission. This scale available in Spanish.

References

Piette J, A study of English- and Spanish-speakers with diabetes. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1999, 17(2): pp. 138-141.

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