Baby Boomers and Diabetes

New research from the University of Michigan Health System and VA Ann Arbor Health System indicates that, “Middle-age adults with diabetes are much more likely to develop age-related conditions than [are] their counterparts who don’t have” the disease. In particular, this study showed that, “For adults aged 51-60 with diabetes, the odds of developing new geriatric conditions were nearly double” — with the most prevalent of these ailments including “cognitive impairment, incontinence, falls, dizziness, vision impairment, and pain.” Given, the increasing percentage of Americans dealing with diabetes (or metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetic condition), this situation likely bears watching, especially now that the Baby Boomers are beginning to turn 65.

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