People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk
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|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