Diabetic lower extremity complications, fear of falling and associated HbA1c levels

25/07/2016

Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, 2016, online

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Date of publication: June 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The primary aim of this study was to determine if Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a positive predictor of the lower extremity complications commonly manifested in diabetes. A secondary objective was to investigate if the progression of diabetes-related complications had any effect on the fear of falling. It showed that HbA1c is not a good predictor of the number of podiatric manifestations in diabetic patients. Future studies, preferably using a larger sample size, are needed to more accurately assess the potential of HbA1c for predicting lower extremity complications.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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The characteristics of walking strategy in elderly patients with diabetes

21/06/2016

Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2016, online

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Date of publication: May 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study explored the walking strategy by monitoring the characteristics of centre of pressure (COP) of gait in the elderly with type2 diabetes. It puts forward the walking strategy according to the abnormal COP trajectory. Since elderly people with diabetes have a high risk of falling, the rehabilitation nursing should be strengthened to include the training of enhancing proprioception to prevent these patients with type 2 diabetes from falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Diabetes mellitus end-organ damage as falls risk in hip fracture

10/07/2015

Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2015, online

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to identify differential characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated by end-organ damage who experience a fall-related hip fracture. It showed that a significant amount of patients with clinical evidence of end-organ damage due to T2DM who experience a fall-related hip fracture have a history of recurrent falling in the previous year. These patients should be identified and offered preventive actions aimed at reducing their risk of falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Falls risk in older adults with type 2 diabetes

15/01/2015

Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

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Date of publication: February 2015 31(1) pps.89-99

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The correlation between diabetes and the increase of falls in older adults.

Length of publication: ten pages

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Diabetes and Falls Prevention: researchers work with seniors

17/12/2014

Source: News America Media

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Date of publication: November 24th 2014

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Researchers in Virginia work with senior citizens to prevent falls risk associated with diabetes.

Length of publication: one page


Risk of falls for people with diabetes

16/01/2014

Source: Disability and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 20th December 2013

In a nutshell: To examine the risk of fall for people with diabetes compared with healthy control subjects.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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A 12 week whole body vibration RCT for balance improvement

13/12/2013

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013, Vol 94 no 11 p. 2112-2118

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This trial compared whole body vibration (WBV) to a control group to test how much balanced was improved in people with diabetes. It was found to improve balance in participants with diabetes, and the findings may have important implications for falls prevention for this group in the primary care sector.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Diabetes, falls and fractures

24/08/2010

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

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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

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