living WELL. Diabetes & SCI

Holicky, Richard
October 2010
PN;Oct2010, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p26
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the relationship of diabetes and long-term spinal cord injury (SCI). It says that several of the symptoms of diabetes like excessive urination and weight change, can be mistaken to be symptoms and complications of SCI. Meanwhile, having SCI increases the risk of having diabetes due to the physical inactivity of SCI patients that lead to increased fat and reduced muscle mass, making them prone to diabetes, however, the risk can be prevented by lifestyle changes.


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