Study shows the major impact of diabetes on the risk of falls

(Diabetologia) New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year (21-25 September), shows that having type 1 diabetes (T1D) is associated with a 33% increase in the risk of falls compared with the general population, while having type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a 19% increased risk of falls.
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
The inheritance of variants that lead to coding changes in, or the mis-expression of, genes critical to pancreatic beta cell function can lead to alterations in insulin secretion and increase the risk of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently developed clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/Cas9) gene editing tools provide a powerful means of understanding the impact of identified variants on cell function, growth, and survival and might ultimately provide a means, most likely after the transplantation of genetically “corrected” cells, of treating the disease. Here, we review some ...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Short report Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: JAMA Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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