Lower extremity muscle strength is reduced in people with type 2 diabetes, with and without polyneuropathy, and is associated with impaired mobility and reduced quality of life.

@article{Ijzerman2012LowerEM,
  title={Lower extremity muscle strength is reduced in people with type 2 diabetes, with and without polyneuropathy, and is associated with impaired mobility and reduced quality of life.},
  author={T Herman Ijzerman and Nicolaas C. Schaper and Tom Melai and Kenneth Meijer and P. Willems and Hans H. C. M. Savelberg},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={345-51}
}
AIM The purpose of the present study was to distinguish the effects of both diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) and diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) on mobility, muscle strength and health related quality of life (HR-QoL). METHODS DPN patients (n=98), DM2 patients without DPN (DC) (n=39) and healthy subjects (HC) (n=19) performed isometric and isokinetic lower limb muscle strength tests. Mobility was determined by a timed up and go test (TUGT), a 6 min walk test and the physical activity scale for… CONTINUE READING