Impact of high altitudes on glucose control.

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Corresponding Author: Johan Jendle, M.D., Ph.D., Endocrine and Diabetes Center, Karlstad Hospital, SE-65185 Karlstad, Sweden; email address johan.jendle@liv.se Airplane flight results in exposure to hypobaric conditions. At cruising altitude, usually 10,000 to 13,000 meters (~30,000 to 42,000 feet), the pressure in the cabin is 0.75 atm, which is 75% of the… (More)

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