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Diabetes & Falls: Does psychological distress predispose fall risk in patients with diabetes?

This study is looking at the importance of activity levels and mood on fear of falling in people with diabetes .


  • Type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Be aged between 40-80 years old
  • Do not currently have a foot ulcer or foot amputation
  • Not had a stroke or other brain injury


Manchester Metropolitan University, M1 5GD


  • An initial clinic screening visit lasting up to two hours. This will include a vision test, test on the sensation (feeling) in your feet, being asked about your medical history and completing questionnaires about your mood and fear of falling
  • Wearing a small activity monitor every day for 28 days and completing a short diary.
  • A follow up clinic visit lasting approximately half an hour.

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