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).