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Q:

Can diabetics use electric blankets?

Patty Bonsignore

A:

Electric blankets are probably okay to use as long as they are kept on a low setting. The problem with electric blankets, like heating pads, is that they may get too hot and could put some people with diabetes at risk for burns. If you have a diagnosis of neuropathy, we would not recommend using either heating pads or electric blankets. If you do not have neuropathy, you will want to use these products with caution and only use the low settings.

October 9, 2012 at 6:13 am