Balance Impairment and Fear of Falling in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Need to Think Beyond Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Date: November 15, 2016
Description: Dr. Nandini Deshpande shared data and results from four studies exploring the effects of the subtle degradation in the function of multiple sensory systems critical for balance control in older persons with type 2 diabetes. She also presented data that underlines the importance of recognizing the fear of falling in older persons, particularly with type 2 diabetes.
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Dr. Nandini Deshpande, Associate Director, Physical Therapy Program, Queen’s University