Study: People with diabetes develop age-related ailments earlier

04/3/2011 | United Press International

Geriatric complications such as cognitive impairment and falls hit patients ages 51 to 70 with diabetes earlier than their diabetes-free counterparts, a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found. Patients with diabetes ages 51 to 60 had a twofold higher risk of developing a geriatric condition than those without the disease, but the difference starts to dissipate by age 80, researchers said.

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