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Diabetes Increases Fracture Risk

By Miriam E. Tucker ,

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If you have diabetes, you’re at an increased risk for fractures, but the specific factors that influence your risk depend on whether you have type 1 or type 2. Medical records of 3,329 people with type 1 diabetes revealed that those with A1C levels above 8 percent had a 39 percent greater risk for fractures than those with an A1C of 7 percent or below. But that same relationship wasn’t seen among 44,275 people with type 2 diabetes. In that group, use of the type 2 medications rosiglitazone and pioglitazone was associated with increased fracture risk. Bottom line: Bone health is an important topic to discuss with your health care provider, regardless of which type of diabetes you have. 
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, published online Jan. 16, 2019

 

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