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

Diabetic children miss out on hospital checks
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Diabetic children miss out on hospital checks

Paediatric endocrinology clinics have a  non-attendance rate of 11.4% in the south west of the UK. The majority of these patients have diabetes. Children who did not attend were more likely to  come  from families living in areas of high deprivation and to have a child protection alert in their hospital records. In 60% of … Continue reading