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


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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