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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.

https://asweetlife.org/understanding-the-higher-risk-of-bone-fractures-among-people-with-diabetes/

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 in Conversation by KarenG (16,120 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 by barhat (140 points)
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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 by sbrooks (930 points)
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