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Diabetes

Why are older people more likely to get diabetes?

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  • AUCLA Health answered
    The risk of developing diabetes increases as people grow older, heavier and less active. About 20% of the population between the ages of 60 and 74 has diabetes. Older individuals with diabetes are also at much greater risk of developing complications, such as heart disease, stroke, cognitive impairment and functional disability.
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