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People with diabetes are 21.8 times as likely to be admitted for skin ulcers/gangrene, 15 times as likely for peripheral vascular disease, 10 times as likely for congestive heart failure, and almost 10 times as likely for atherosclerosis. Cerebrovascular accidents and heart disease are 6-10 times more common in diabetic patients.

Gambert S, Pinkstaff S. Emerging Epidemic: Diabetes in older adults–demography, economic impact, and pathophysiology. Diabetes Spectrum. 2006; 19: 221-228.


Emerging Epidemic: Diabetes in older adults–demography, economic impact, and pathophysiology
Diabetes Spectrum
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Gambert S, Pinkstaff S
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