known complications of type 1 diabetes, along with nerve damage, heart disease, and kidney disorders.
“Now we know that even active people with diabetes have changes in their muscles that could impair their ability to manage blood sugar,” said corresponding author Thomas Hawke. He is a professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
“Knowing in the long term that this could contribute to faster development of disability, we can start to address it early on,” Hawke added in a journal news release.
Study co-senior author Christopher Perry explained that “skeletal muscle is our largest metabolic organ and is the primary tissue for clearing blood sugar after eating a meal, so we need to keep muscle as healthy as possible.” Perry is an associate professor at the Muscle Health Research Center at York University in Toronto.
The findings suggest that exercise guidelines for people with type 1 diabetes may need to be revised to optimize their muscle health, Perry said.
Diabetes is a very series illness that can easily bring on a sudden onset of many other illnesses and complications. High blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and now muscle weakness is just a few to name. If you have diabetes, consult with your doctor to assure you are taking the necessary precautions in your diabetes healthcare routine.
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SOURCE: Diabetologia, news release, April 18, 2018