Extreme heat is more dangerous for individuals with diabetes.

Recent finding: People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes often have difficulty adjusting to rise in temperature. Also, due to nerve damage associated with diabetes, their sweat glands may not produce enough perspiration to cool them down. This may explain why people with diabetes have higher rates of hospitalization, dehydration and death in warmer months. Winter also can be a problem for diabetics because poor circulation increases the like hood of skin damage in the cold weather.

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