From Bend, Oregon, USA:
My son has had diabetes since he was two. I have long been on this site and found the support group helpful. Now, my son has developed atrial fibrillation. He is wearing a monitor now to determine the severity. What options will be available to him? How will this affect his diabetes? I can't seem to get a straight answer from the cardiologist or the endocrinologist.
I do not think the heart rhythm disturbance is related to his diabetes. I suspect it is a separate issue and should be handled by the cardiologists as they would any other case of atrial fibrillation. Whether or not the stress during an attack of such a rhythm problem causes an adrenalin surge and high glucose levels is unknown. Close monitoring of blood sugars should answer this question. I have one patient with type 1 diabetes and atrial fibrillation and there has not been any obvious overlap between the two conditions at all.
Original posting 20 Sep 2007
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.