Diabetes, falls and fractures

Source: Age and Ageing, 2010, 39(5), p.522 – 525

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: September 2010

Publication type: Editorial

In a nutshell: This article highlights some of the risk factors for falls and fractures in patients with Diabetes. These include orthostatic hypotension, gait disorders, hypoglycaemia and visual impairment. Interventions used to treat these conditions are discussed in the context of falls prevention and arguments made for targeted falls prevention for older patients with Diabetes.

Length of publication: 3 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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