Poor lower extremity function was associated with pre-diabetes and diabetes in older chinese people e115883

Wen Zhang, Suxing Shen, Wei Wang, Chunling Zhou, Limin Xu, Jiahe Qiu, Jiaqi Wang, Xiangxue Meng, Yixiong Liang, Kaijun Niu, Qi Guo

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether a relationship exists between performance-based physical assessments and pre-diabetes/diabetes in an older Chinese population. Methods: Our study population comprised 976 subjects (mean ± SD age: 67.6±6.0 years; 44.5% men) from the Hangu area of Tianjin, China. Diabetes was defined by self-reporting of a physician's diagnosis, or a fasting plasma glucose level ≥126 mg/dL; and pre-diabetes was defined as a fasting plasma glucose level ≥100 mg/dL and <126 mg/dL. Results: When all other variables were adjusted for, men needing longer to finish a Timed Up and Go Test and a decreased usual walking speed had higher odds of pre-diabetes (P for trend=0.007 and 0.008, respectively) and diabetes (P for trend=0.012 and 0.014, respectively). However, women needing longer to finish the test and a decreased usual walking speed had a higher odds of diabetes (P for trend=0.020 and 0.034, respectively) but not of pre-diabetes. There was no apparent association between grip strength and pre-diabetes/diabetes in both sexes. Conclusions: In this study, poor lower extremity function was associated with prediabetes/ diabetes in older people.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere115883
JournalPloS one
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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    Zhang, W., Shen, S., Wang, W., Zhou, C., Xu, L., Qiu, J., Wang, J., Meng, X., Liang, Y., Niu, K., & Guo, Q. (2014). Poor lower extremity function was associated with pre-diabetes and diabetes in older chinese people e115883. PloS one, 9(12), [e115883]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0115883