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Age and Ageing: Ageing, diabetes, and the risk of falling

13 December 2011

In this OUPblog post, we interview the author of a recent Age and Ageing paper about its conclusions that people with diabetes aged 65 or over are one and half times more likely to have recurrent falls than people in the same age bracket without diabetes.

"Whilst browsing the Oxford journal Age and Ageing last week, I came across a paper focusing on diabetes in the elderly. Interestingly, it noted that men and women with diabetes aged 65 or over are one and half times more likely to have recurrent falls than people in the same age bracket without diabetes. Having two sets of grandparents in their seventies, one pair with diabetes and one without, I wanted to know about this correlation between diabetes and falling, and how it might apply to them. Here, I speak with Ms. Evelien Pijpers (EP), author of this paper, to learn more. – Nicola (NB)"

To read the full interview, visit: Ageing, diabetes, and the risk of falling

Read the paper: Older individuals with diabetes have an increased risk of recurrent falls: analysis of potential mediating factors: the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam

Published in Age and Ageing, Advance Access, 8 December 2011.