Bioscience

Many people with diabetes do not know or heed dangers of hot weather

June 19, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – A new survey shows that diabetic individuals who live in a hot climate have important gaps in their “heat awareness,” or knowledge about proper diabetes self-care in hot weather, even though diabetes raises their risk of heat illness.

The results of “Diabetes in the Desert: What Do Patients Know About the Heat?” are being presented at The Endocrine Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego.

For more information: Many People With Diabetes Do Not Know or Heed Dangers of Hot Weather