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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Vestibular Function and Balance in People with Diabetes Mellitus
Principal Investigator:

Frank E DiLiberto

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 10
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $79,044
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Physical activity is important for glycemic control and disease management in people with diabetes mellitus (DM). Balance impairment is a barrier to physical activity and elevates fall risk in people with DM, and is particularly frequent in those with DM and peripheral neuropathy (DMPN). Additionally, adequate vestibular function is important for adequate balance. Unfortunately, DM can result in peripheral vestibular dysfunction and is also more likely to be present in people with DMPN. However,...

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