HIP FRACTURE RISK: Our risk of bone... - Diabetes India

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HIP FRACTURE RISK

Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy

Our risk of bone fracture rises as we age. Type 2 diabetes further increases that risk, including up to 50 % greater chance of hip break, the most serious bone fracture.

Yet people with diabetes have the same bone density as anyone else their age.

New research may explain this mystery. In a study of 1069 seniors, those with diabetes had weaknesses in the outer surface of their bones, a problem that typical bone density tests do not detect. The study suggests that people with type 2 diabetes might need new strategies for fracture prevention.

Source : Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY.

( NOTE : It is also important to check your Vitamin D3 - keep above 50 -

it helps transport calcium from blood to bones).

4 Replies
oldestnewest

Very true. I was found diabetic 30 years back and is on Insulin for the last 10 years. In my younger days i had so many falls from motore bikes; but nothing serious. Now from simple slips I broke my hip ball& socket and now my left shoulder. fate!

Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy
in reply to Wynad

I hope you ahve recovered and feel better. Are you walking normally now ? did you ahve surgery ?

Hope other members erad this and take appropriate supplements.

Wynad
Wynad
in reply to Fatbuddy

My ball and socket joint on right hip is manageable now with a steel replacement. The left arm shoulder is under recovery. Fate. You can\t help it. I accept it as an old age problem.

Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy
in reply to Wynad

Taht is good .Enjoy life..

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