Glucose regulation and pain in older people-The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

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Åström , M J , von Bonsdorff , M B , Haanpää , M , Salonen , M K , Kautiainen , H & Eriksson , J G 2021 , ' Glucose regulation and pain in older people-The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study ' , Primary Care Diabetes , vol. 15 , no. 3 , pp. 561-566 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2021.02.001

Title: Glucose regulation and pain in older people-The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
Author: Åström, Max J.; von Bonsdorff, Mikaela B.; Haanpää, Maija; Salonen, Minna K.; Kautiainen, Hannu; Eriksson, Johan G.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
University of Helsinki, HUS Neurocenter
University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2021-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Primary Care Diabetes
ISSN: 1751-9918
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/332823
Abstract: Aims: To assess if individuals with diabetes or prediabetes report more pain or have increased use of pain medication compared to normoglycaemic individuals. Methods: Using cross-sectional data, we studied 928 men and 1075 women from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study in 2001-2004 at a mean age of 61.5 years. Glucose regulation was assessed with a 2-h 75 g oral glucose tolerance test, and applying World Health Organization criteria, participants were defined as having normoglycaemia, prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance), newly diagnosed diabetes or previously diagnosed diabetes. Self-reported pain intensity and interference during the previous 4 weeks was estimated using the RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1.0. Information on use of pain medication during the past 12 months was obtained from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. Results: There was no difference in pain intensity or interference between glucose regulation groups for neither men nor women after adjusting for covariates (age, body mass index, education years, Beck Depression Inventory and physical activity). In addition, use of pain medication was similar between glucose regulation groups. Conclusions: Although pain is a common symptom in the general population, impairments in glucose regulation alone does not seem to increase pain among older individuals. (c) 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Primary Care Diabetes Europe. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Subject: Diabetes
Epidemiology
Pain
Prediabetes
PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
HIGH-RISK
PREVALENCE
POPULATION
IMPACT
PREDICTOR
TOLERANCE
DISEASE
LIFE
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
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