I fell over this morning on my walk. Not sure why I fell but went down like a log, bumped my head, scraped my nose, knee, elbow and wrist. Some man helped me up and followed me home to make sure I was ok. Have been feeling very shaky and shocked but had a drink and something to eat and am feeling better. There is a connection between falls and T2 and the elderly. Guess I have to class myself as elderly now! Does anyone know anything about the falls thing? I am feeling very silly.

Tags: T2, elderly, falls

Views: 109

Replies to This Discussion

and I'm on a beta blocker, too. Must be more careful (but that doesn't always make a difference does it?).

I suspect I was 'out' for a second or so, Johanna, as I didn't even put my hands out to save myself. I certainly didn't trip.

In the last 3 years, I have fallen IN the porch once and IN the kitchen door once. This last fall, I hit the refrigerator with my head and right shoulder. This hit resulted in a tendon being torn completely off and I had to have surgery later.

I had my 70th birthday last year, but I don't think age had anything to do with the fall. I have arthritis in my knees, my left being the worse. Both falls, I was stepping on the last step with my left foot. Hurrying to take the weight off, I didn't fully extend the knee thus catching my toe on the edge of the top step.

I finally learned correct this and haven't fallen IN again. Hopefully I don't fall down the steps now.

Some medications can cause you to fall. BP for one. Take care.




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service