Research Article

Twenty-four hour monitoring of heart rate and activity in patients with diabetes mellitus: a comparison with clinic investigations.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6020.1250 (Published 22 May 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:1250
  1. T Bennett,
  2. P A Riggott,
  3. D J Hosking,
  4. J R Hampton

    Abstract

    Heart rate and activity were recorded continuously in 11 selected diabetics during a normal day, and the observations were compared with results obtained in the same patients in the diabetic outpatient clinic 10 months earlier. Both sets of findings agreed well in heart rate variability and postural tachycardia. In patients with well-controlled diabetes simple tests of reflex cardiovascular control produce results that may be useful in following the course of diabetic autonomic neuropathy.