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  1. Kemmis, Karen PT, DPT, MS, CDE


Diabetes is a disease characterized by chronic hyperglycemia. This can cause microvascular and macrovascular complications. There are several musculoskeletal disorders that occur in people with diabetes. Some are likely directly because of the disease process, others have a higher incidence in those with diabetes, and yet others are likely associated with common etiologies. Rehabilitation professionals should be aware of common musculoskeletal disorders present in those with diabetes and be familiar with the implications of therapy interventions.