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Patients with diabetes exhibit gait deficits before neuropathy develops

from Lower Extremity Review

Type 2 diabetes results in less efficient gait mechanics well before patients develop frank neuropathy and other threats to mobility, according to research in the August issue of Gait & Posture. Investigators for the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, an observational study of physiological and psychological aspects of aging conducted by the National Institute on Aging, tested 186 participants without peripheral neuropathy (26 had type 2 diabetes) under two walking conditions, maximum speed and a self-selected speed. more

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