Researchers Find Association Between Diabetes And Increased Risk of Osteoporosis, Arthritis

Researchers find association between diabetes and increased risk of osteoporosis, arthritis. A new study which reviewed data from more than 100,000 people shows a link between these conditions. In the United States, more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar. Now, scientists have discovered a link of diabetes with other conditions.

Previous studies have claimed that people with diabetes are more probable to report musculoskeletal pain than people without diabetes.

In a new study, researchers at Nordsjaellands University Hospital in Hillerød, Denmark, wanted to know the potential associations between diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis.

At the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, held in Berlin, Germany, their findings were explained.

The team collected data from the 2013 Danish National Health Survey. They used the records of 109,218 people aged 40 or older. Of them, 8.5 percent were diagnosed with diabetes as well as they were more likely to be male adults and have a higher body mass index (BMI).

As a result, the team found 33 percent more risk of developing osteoarthritis as well as 70 percent of rheumatoid arthritis and 29 percent osteoporosis among people with diabetes.

“Healthcare professionals should make patients with diabetes aware that regular exercise is a recognized treatment for diabetes and arthritis, and can have positive effects on both blood sugar control as well as musculoskeletal pain,” Lead researcher Dr. Stig Molsted suggests.




Conner Evans

Conner Evans is the lead editor for Eagle Daily Standard. Conner has been working as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade having published stories in many print and digital publications including, the New York Post and the Huff Post. Conner is based in Arlington and covers issues affecting his city and state. When he’s not busy writing, Conner enjoys boar hunting with his brothers.

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