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Diabetes and risk of physical disability in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wong, E., Backholer, K., Gearon, E., Harding, J., Freak-Poli, R., Stevenson, C.

Academic Literature

2013

According to previous reports, the risk of disability as a result of diabetes varies from none to double. Disability is an important measure of health and an estimate of the risk of disability as a result of diabetes is crucial in view of the global diabetes epidemic. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate this risk.Our systematic review returned 3224 results, from which 26 studies were included in our meta-analyses. Diabetes increased the risk of disability. Diabetes is associated with a strong increase in the risk of physical disability. Efforts to promote healthy ageing should account for this risk through prevention and management of diabetes.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : The Lancet Diebetes & Endocrinology

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Health and wellbeing

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