Low blood glucose can trigger cardiac arrhythmia in type 1 diabetes

07/18/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

An animal study in Diabetes revealed 36% of rats with diabetes died of cardiac arrhythmia following a severe hypoglycemic event, compared with 21% of rats without the disease. However, in a separate experiment, researchers found the rats' death risk could be reduced from 86% to 33% by infusing glucose into the third ventricle of the brain during severe hypoglycemia.

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