J Korean Diabetes > Volume 14(4); 2013 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2013;14(4):178-181.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2013.14.4.178    Published online December 24, 2013.
당뇨병에서 근감소증의 역할
Role of Sarcopenia in Diabetes Mellitus.
Sang Youl Rhee
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. bard95@hanmail.net
One of the important physical changes associated with aging is a decline in muscle mass and strength. Such change is known to occur starting in the early thirties, and multiple factors such as ethnicity, gender, genetic factors, lifestyle, and underlying medical conditions intricately affect this phenomenon. Especially in elderly people, sarcopenia is crucial for declining physical function and quality of life associated with such physiologic changes, and it is also considered to be a risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this article, I briefly describe the definition, clinical implications, and influence on diabetes mellitus of sarcopenia, and discuss current clinical recommendations for preventing sarcopenia in diabetic patients.
Key Words: Sarcopenia, Aging, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Exercise

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