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Fading Social Life Signals Trouble in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Older diabetic patients who withdraw from their normal social activities may be showing early signs of deteriorating health. Researchers found that among more than 5,200 people with diabetes, age 65 and older, those who said they had recently curtailed their leisure activities were more likely than others to die or develop a disability over the next two years.

None of the study participants had any apparent disabilities at the outset, suggesting, the authors say, that a diabetic person's withdrawal from social life may be one of the first signs of declining health

Poor Diabetes Control Causes Mental Decline
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Elderly women with diabetes are significantly more likely to decline mentally over the years than women without diabetes. Researchers report that poor control of blood sugar levels may be partially to blame

Diabetes In Elderly Ups Mortality
Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2004
Diabetes substantially increases premature deaths among the elderly.

"The main implication of our findings is that diabetes-related mortality may be expected to increase in relative importance compared to other causes of death in the elderly, given recent trends of increasing diabetes prevalence."



Diabetes In Elderly Ups Mortality
Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2004
Diabetes substantially increases premature deaths among the elderly. The main implication of our findings is that diabetes-related mortality may be expected to increase in relative importance compared to other causes of death in the elderly, given recent trends of increasing diabetes prevalence,

Diabetes In Elderly Ups Mortality
Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2004
Diabetes substantially increases premature deaths among the elderly. The main implication of our findings is that diabetes-related mortality may be expected to increase in relative importance compared to other causes of death in the elderly, given recent trends of increasing diabetes prevalence

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