Insulin needs could go up or down in diabetics when they travel to high altitudes, a new study has suggested. Individuals with poorly controlled diabetes are also at risk for hypothermia, frostbite, and dehydration. The study looks at the harmful effects that altitude, temperature extremes, reduced oxygen, and physical exertion may have on people with diabetes when they travel to high altitude destinations. They also caution that blood glucose measuring devices may be less accurate at high altitudes. — ANI

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