Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 2016, Vol 40 no 1 p. 6-9
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Date of publication: February 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Older adults with type 2 diabetes are far more likely to fall than those without, and the consequences of these falls include avoiding activity, gradual immobility and mortality. Balance is one of the most common risk factors, which is associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). This is therefore the central focus of falls prevention research and interventions in these cases. But certain studies have found those without major complications of DPN to be at increased falls risk as well, associating with subtle declines in sensorimotor and cognitive function. Knowledge of this may help fall prevention strategies.
Length of publication: 3 pages
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