Report finds disability risk is higher in diabetes patients

10/30/2013 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found patients with diabetes had a twofold increased risk of having a disability and were nearly three times as likely to develop a severe or profound disability compared with those without the disease. Researchers also found 40% of diabetes patients with a disability reported being permanently unable to work, compared with only 20% of those without diabetes who had a disability.

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