Diabetics with kidney disease 2.5 times more likely to suffer muscle loss: Study

Mr Abdul Samad uses a hand grip strength dynamometer during a demonstration of sarcopenia assessment methods at Connection One on Nov 25, 2019.
Mr Abdul Samad uses a hand grip strength dynamometer during a demonstration of sarcopenia assessment methods at Connection One on Nov 25, 2019.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

SINGAPORE - Diabetics here have yet another reason to keep their condition in check.

A new study has found that those with diabetic nephropathy, also known as diabetic kidney disease, are 2½ times more likely to develop sarcopenia, or loss of muscle mass and function, than diabetics who did not have kidney disease.

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