Diabetics With Low Blood Sugars Are Putting Their Hearts at Risk


By Molly Clifton

Type 2 diabetics who have severe hypoglycemia are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

Patients with severe hypoglycemia have dangerously low blood sugar levels.

Researchers from the US, Japan and the Netherlands analyzed several studies of nearly one million patients and found severe hypoglycemia was associated with double the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study’s authors say patient education and close monitoring of blood glucose levels can be useful in preventing hypoglycemia.

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