Many of us have heard of the common complications associated with diabetes: heart disease eye problems, kidney disease and amputations, but did you know that diabetes can also lead to urinary incontinence?
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia. Today alone, 280 Australians will develop diabetes - that’s one person every five minutes and in more than 1.7 million, women and children in total living with diabetes.
There is a known connection between diabetes and incontinence. In fact, studies have found that women with diabetes have up to a 70% greater risk of developing urinary incontinence than women without diabetes. Why is this and what can you do about it?