Low Glycaemia Increases Risk Of Frailty & Functional Decline
A recent study showed that low glucose levels in blood increases the risk of frailty and functional decline in older people with type 2 diabetes. A team of researchers conducted a systemic review and included 11 studies out of which 6 studies investigated the risk of frailty or physical decline with hypoglycaemia and 5 studies explored the association of low blood glucose/HbA1c with frailty. Results showed that hypoglycaemia increased the risk of incident frailty in one study and the risk of fractures in four studies. One of the studies also showed that mean blood glucose decreased with increasing frailty and 2 studies reported that HbA1c inversely correlated with clinical frailty scale and HbA1c<6.9% increased risk of frailty respectively. The last two studies showed that HbA1c <6.5% associated with risk of any fracture and HbA1c <6.0% associated with increased risk of care need respectively.The researchers concluded that low glycaemia increases the risk of frailty and functional decline in older people with type 2 diabetes.

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2021.109085
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