People with diabetes over the age of 65 are three times more likely to be hospitalized in a given year for falls. That’s why preventing falls in this age group is important to help reduce declines in mobility, activity avoidance, loss of physical independence, and even death.
Dizziness can be debilitating
Statistics say the average dizzy patient visits four doctors before receiving an adequate diagnosis and treatment. When you factor in the time it takes to be seen by each physician, that can be a very long time to experience dizziness.
In addition, it’s not uncommon for people to search for answers online. But how do you know which answer is correct? Without an expert’s opinion or diagnosis, you don’t. We often see patients who have unsuccessfully tried to diagnose and treat themselves by “Googling” their symptoms.