Forbes May 26, 2024
Anuradha Varanasi

A recent study revealed that men with diabetes (type 1 and 2) are far more likely to suffer from co-morbidities like cardiovascular disease (CVD), kidney complications, and foot or leg complications than women with diabetes.

“Although the prevalence of diabetes is similar in men and women (worldwide prevalence of 8.9% and 8.4%, respectively), the incidence and progression of diabetes-related complications appear to be more sex-specific,” the authors wrote in their study that was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

“Our study demonstrates that men with diabetes had a 1.5-fold increased risk of CVD, lower limb, and kidney complications, and risk of diabetic retinopathy was 14% greater in men than in women. The greater risk of CVD complications...

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