Impact of 2012 summer heat

Published On: Jul 12 2012 10:41:47 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2012 11:07:15 AM EDT

The first eight months of 2012 have been the hottest ever recorded in the continental U.S., according to the National Climatic Data Center. Check out some of the ways the extreme heat has affected the U.S.

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Dehydration causes dangerous blood glucose fluctuations, which sends diabetes out of control, according to Dr. Robert Feldman, an attending emergency room physician at Stroger Hospital in Chicago.

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