Frozen shoulder affects 3% of the population, and it’s important to note that people with diabetes  are nearly twice as likely to suffer from frozen shoulder. In fact, some reports show that up to 29% of diabetics report symptoms of frozen shoulder.


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Frozen Shoulder and Type 2 Diabetes