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Does hyperglycemia increase or decrease your heart rate?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diabetes: There is no direct correlation, however, prolonged hyperglycemia can lead to diabetic coma which inturn can effect your heart rate.
Answered on Mar 16, 2018

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