People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk

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Registered: 01-03-2001
People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 11:37am

According to Health Day News, people with Diabetes may face a 50% higher risk of disability. "A new review finds that people with diabetes face more than a 50 percent higher risk of disability than people without the blood sugar disease.

Disability includes trouble walking, using a telephone, managing finances, shopping and even bathing, dressing and eating.

"We found that diabetes increased the risk of disability by 50 percent to 80 percent compared to those without diabetes, and this result was consistent across all types of disability," said review senior author Anna Peeters, head of obesity and population health at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia." read more

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 11:45pm

Scary! Also saw that the incidence of alzeimer's disease is elevated in diabetics. I can understand this as blood sugar causes inflammation of the nerves in the brain. Made me wonder if they were testing all people diagnosed with alzeimer's disease for diabetes. Might just be one more thing for them to deal with but if treating diabetes would delay the brain deterioration it would be worth it. IMHO!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003

MaryFrances in the last couple years there has been some studies saying there is a connection with alzheimers and you can find stuff on line calling it Diabetes Type 3.

here is a link to one of the articles on it.