Older diabetes patients show higher risk of fall-related admissions

11/20/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

The odds of falling injuries that require admission was higher in older diabetes patients and even greater in those on insulin therapy compared with those without the disease, a study in Diabetes Care indicated. Of 3,075 participants, 293 were hospitalized due to a fall, including 71 who had diabetes and 16 who were on insulin. A1C scores of 8.0% or greater, poor standing balance and a history of falls were risk factors for falls requiring hospitalization in diabetes patients, researchers noted.

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