Study highlights stairs danger

People with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are prone swaying and falling during stair climbing, according to a research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna.

The researchers compared the stair climbing of 22 diabetes patients with DPN, 40 diabetes patients without DPN and 32 healthy non-diabetic controls.

Using a 10-camera 3D motion analysis system the Manchester researchers found the patients with DPN swayed significantly more than the other two groups.

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