Diabetes and Bone Disease

Publication date: Available online 25 November 2016
Source:Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America

Author(s): G. Isanne Schacter, William Donald Leslie


The World Health Organization estimates that diabetes mellitus occurs in more than 415 million people; this number could double by 2040. Epidemiologic data have shown that the skeletal system may be a target of diabetes-mediated damage, leading to the development of diabetes-induced osteoporosis. T1D and T2D have been associated with an increased risk of fracture. Bone mineral density and fracture risk prediction tools developed for the general population capture some of the risk associated with diabetes. Recent adaptations to these tools have improved their efficacy in patients with diabetes.

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