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If you are an older adult who has diabetes, you may have a higher risk of falling. Complications of diabetes—such as nerve damage, foot problems, and reduced vision—may increase your risk of a fall. Some of your medicines also may add to your risk.
By making your home safer, you can lower your risk of falling. Doing things to prevent diabetes complications may also help to lower your risk.
You can make your home safer with a few simple measures.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: December 7, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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