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Diabetes

22 June 2010

Heat danger for diabetics

Although diabetes raises the chances of developing heat illness, many people with the condition don't know how to reduce their risk, a new Mayo Clinic survey reveals.

Although diabetes raises the chances of developing heat illness, many people with the condition don't know how to reduce their risk, a new Mayo Clinic survey reveals.

The authors noted that people with diabetes visit emergency rooms in rising numbers during hot weather, with an accompanying increase in hospitalisations and even deaths.

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