Protein nutritional status and function are associated with type 2 diabetes in Hispanic elders.

@article{Castaeda2000ProteinNS,
  title={Protein nutritional status and function are associated with type 2 diabetes in Hispanic elders.},
  author={Carmen Casta{\~n}eda and Odilla I Bermudez and Katherine L Tucker},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={89-95}
}
BACKGROUND Hispanic elders have a high prevalence of diabetes and poor glycemic control, leading to inadequate nutritional status, muscle wasting, and impaired function. OBJECTIVE We examined the association of type 2 diabetes with nutritional status measured by serum albumin concentrations and midupper arm muscle area (MAM) and with function measured by difficulty with at least one activity of daily living. DESIGN : Health history and disability were assessed by self report in 556… CONTINUE READING

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