Are Diabetes Patients at Risk of Falling Down Stairs?
New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Vienna, Austria, suggests that people suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy—a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves in the limbs—are likely to sway more during stair climbing, and thus are more likely to fall.
Dr. Daniel Einhorn, medical director of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute shared his views on this study with MedPageToday.com.
To view Dr. Einhorn’s response, visit — Hallway Take: Daniel Einhorn, MD, on Diabetes Patients Risk of Falling Down Stairs
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