Recent Published Articles

MDPI research

Proposed Screening for Congenital Hyperinsulinism in Newborns: Perspective from a Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine Group

In this article, titled “Proposed Screening for Congenital Hyperinsulinism in Newborns: Perspective from a Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine Group” and published on May 17, 2024, the authors from Pennsylvania State University propose doing a blood glucose and ketone screen before babies are discharged for home (at the very same time that newborn screening for other conditions occurs). To prove their point of why universal screening is necessary, the authors include data from Congenital Hyperinsulinism’s HI Global Registry: “These data from the Hyperinsulinism Global Registry show that current clinical practices are not effective in screening for … HI.” Newborns with HI who were discharged from the hospital without a blood glucose level screen were at a much higher risk of having developmental delay from prolonged hypoglycemia than those babies who did have their blood glucose checked before leaving the birthing facility. Click here to read the article.

International Guidelines for hyperinsulinism

NEW: The first-ever international hyperinsulinism guidelines have been published and are now available to the public! These guidelines are a collaboration of work by HI experts around the world, including many who are a part of the CHI Collaborative Research Network and Tai Pasquini of the CHI staff. Patient and caregiver representatives of the CHI Congenital Hyperinsulinism Collaborative Research Network provided the patient perspective. These guidelines are available free of charge and can be downloaded and shared with your care team. The new recommendations include:
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical Management
  • Surgical Management
  • Discharge Planning
  • Longterm Management of Patients with Hyperinsulinism

And more! Find the full guidelines by clicking here.

CHI Global Registries article

Global Registries in Congenital Hyperinsulinism

This article characterizes HI through the experience of individuals who live with it. It includes descriptive statistics on the birthing experience, hospitalizations, medication management, feeding challenges, experiences with glucose monitoring devices, and the overall disease burden to provide insights into the current data in the HI Global Registry (HIGR) and demonstrate the potential areas of future research.

Click here to read the article.

Article on CHI and the CRN

Congenital Hyperinsulinism International: A Community Focused on Improving the Lives of People Living With Congenital Hyperinsulinism

This article describes the current challenges of living with HI including diagnosis and disease management told from the perspective of people who live with the condition, shares family stories of life with HI, and how Congenital Hyperinsulinism International is working to improve the lives of HI patients and their families.

Click here to read the article.

CHI article Orphanet

Article on Congenital Hyperinsulinism in Infancy and Childhood

For the first time in the medical literature, the perspective of families and patients with congenital hyperinsulinism is published together with insights from clinical experts. In this publication, the authors Indraneel Banerjee, Julie Raskin, Jean‑Baptiste Arnoux, Diva D. De Leon, Stuart A. Weinzimer, Mette Hammer, David M. Kendall and Paul S. Thornton, present the key clinical challenges and unmet needs, infused with knowledge from the patient and family perspective on daily life with congenital hyperinsulinism.

Read the article here.