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Higher Risk of Bone Fracture Among People with Diabetes

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Here is an interesting piece from A Sweet Life about a study done on people with diabetes and bone fractures / bone density.


The study was done on mice, not people, but I still found it quite interesting.  Although I have not had any bone problems (so far), I do have many friends with diabetes who have broken or fractured bones simply by stepping wrong or other normal activities that shouldn't have cause a break.

What are your thoughts?  Have you experienced bone issues?

posted Sep 12, 2017 in Conversation by KarenG (16,350 points)

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I have had osteopenia for awhile, but never actually diagnosed with osteoporosis.  Last May I got out of bed one morning and couldn't stand on my right leg.  Turned out I had a hip fracture.  Crazy!  There are apparently such things as spontaneous fractures.  I had 3 pins put in and am fine now.  I am taking Forteo to improve bone density.  I've had diabetes for over 40 years, but no one has associated it with the fracture.
answered Sep 26, 2017 by barhat (140 points)
This is interesting Karen!! I fell a year ago and fractured my pelvis in 2 places when I didn't think that fall should have resulted in anything but maybe a few good bruises. But now I have me wondering!!! I've never broken a bone before in my life but suddenly 4 yrs after diagnosis I fracture my pelvis in a big way . I also have never been diagnosed w osteopenia or osteoporosis. I'm gonna ask my endo when I see him next month. Thanks for sharing this w us.
answered Sep 26, 2017 by sbrooks (930 points)