The link between hypoglycaemia, cardiac arrythmia, and dead in bed syndrome
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The link between hypoglycaemia, cardiac arrythmia, and dead in bed syndrome

  Arrhythmia incidents differ in nocturnal and diurnal hypoglycemic patients. In young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), severe hypoglycemia may increase the risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular diseases. According to Peter Novodvorsky, from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and his colleagues, there are differences in arrhythmic risk and cardiac repolarization … Continue reading

Lost to follow up diabetic patients do badly
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Lost to follow up diabetic patients do badly

    People with diabetes who had annual diabetes checks in the previous seven years had half the mortality rate of those who did not attend.  This study  in England and Wales for the National Diabetes Audit 2015-16 also revealed that type ones have a mortality rate 127.8% more than the general population and those … Continue reading

Gretchen Reynolds: You are never too old to give up on exercise
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Gretchen Reynolds: You are never too old to give up on exercise

At the age of 105, the French amateur cyclist and world-record holder Robert Marchand is more aerobically fit than most 50-year-olds — and appears to be getting even fitter as he ages, according to a revelatory new study of his physiology. The study, which appeared in December in The Journal of Applied Physiology, may help … Continue reading

Retinopathy Update
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Retinopathy Update

American Diabetes Association Updates on Diabetic Retinopathy March 11th, 2017   Improvements in assessment and treatment of diabetic retinopathy position statement Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a complication of diabetes that affects vision. High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels starving the retina of vital nutrients and oxygen resulting in blurry vision. Without appropriate … Continue reading

What should happen to you if you are admitted to hospital with an acute illness?
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What should happen to you if you are admitted to hospital with an acute illness?

Adapted from BMJ 24 June 17 Managing adults with diabetes in hospital during an acute illness by Tahseen Chowdhury, Hannah Cheston and Anne Claydon. Around one in five inpatient beds are occupied by someone who has diabetes. As patients, one in ten will have a severe hypo in hospital and in any one week, one … Continue reading