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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy as a risk factor for sarcopenia

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Oh et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Korea

Journal : Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research

Background Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes, and its prevalence increases with age. A previous study demonstrated the association between DPN and muscle dysfunction; however, there are limited data on the association between DPN and sarcopenia. Methods We enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes and measured hand grip strength (HGS), lean body mass using a bio-impedance analysis, and gait speed using a 4-m walking test. Sarcopenia was diagnosed according to …
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