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Eyes, kidneys, and heart are not only affected by diabetes, apart from this there can be problems related to bones. According to research, people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are more prone to fractures than the general population. Therefore, diabetic patients are advised to exercise regularly and take a balanced diet.

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Today in this article, you will know how diabetes can cause bone disease and how to avoid it -

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  1. What is the link between diabetes and bone disease
  2. How to reduce the risk of diabetic bone disease
  3. Takeaway
Doctors for Can Diabetes Cause Joint Pain?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, which occurs due to the failure of metabolism and the production of too little or too much insulin by the body. Whereas, in bone disease, there is damage to the skeleton, due to which the bones become weak and the risk of fractures increases.

On the other hand, if someone has diabetes, then the risk of bone and joint-related problems increases. Some factors are responsible for this, such as nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), arterial disease, and obesity, but it is not possible to say clearly about these reasons. Nevertheless, the following types of bone diseases can occur due to diabetes -


This is a common disease related to bones, in which the structure of bone tissue starts to decline. Because of this, the risk of fractures in the hip, wrist, knee, and spine increases. Osteoporosis can be treated, but it is more likely to occur in people over the age of 50. In this situation, calcium is deficient in the body and the bones become weak. The quality of bones of people with diabetes declines, which increases the risk of osteoporosis. For its treatment, doctors recommend walking and taking a calcium and vitamin D diet.

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Charcot foot

It is also called Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy. This is a condition of diabetes in which deformities occur in the feet and ankles. Its symptoms are swelling and redness. Assistive devices and custom shoes are used to treat Charcot's foot. If these do not provide relief, then surgery is done.

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Diabetic hand syndrome

This is also called diabetic cheiroarthropathy, which can happen to people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this condition the movement of the fingers becomes limited. Diabetic hand syndrome is common in people whose diabetes is not under control.

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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hypostasis

It is also called Forestier's disease, which is a type of arthritis. It affects the spine. In this condition, the tissues become tight and there is a problem with bone spurs around the spine. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hypostasis, also called DISH in short form, is characterized by bone spurs in the hips, knees, shoulders, arms, and legs. Type 2 diabetes or any other condition in which insulin increases, in that case, the possibility of its occurrence increases.

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Frozen shoulder

In a frozen shoulder, the ligaments near the shoulder swell and become rigid. In this situation, it becomes difficult for the patient to close the buttons of the shirt. It takes several months or even years to recover. It can be treated with physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory drugs, and corticosteroid or glucocorticoid injections. According to research, those who do not manage diabetes have five times more risk of getting a frozen shoulder.

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Dupuytren contracture

This gradually causes thickening and scarring of the connective tissue under the skin of the hand. There is not always pain in this condition, but the movement of the fingers becomes limited. Diabetic patients are three times more likely to develop Dupuytren's contracture. Especially patients with type 1 diabetes are more vulnerable to Dupuytren's contracture. In its treatment, steroid injections are given to reduce inflammation.

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Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and lifestyle changes help in reducing the risk of diabetic bone disease. Come, let us know about these measures in detail -

Regular exercise

Exercise plays an important role in strengthening bones. Weight lifting and strength training exercises are perfect for this. This includes joggingclimbing stairswalkingdancing, and playing tennis to weight lifting and push-ups.

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Balanced diet

Along with fruits and vegetables, intake of lean meatfish, whole grainsnuts-seeds, low-fat dairy, and calcium-rich foods is essential. Along with this, adequate amounts of Vitamin D and calcium are also necessary.

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Lifestyle changes

Both alcohol and smoking are not good for bone health. Women who smoke can have premature menopause. Due to this estrogen decreases and bone loss starts. Alcohol can also cause bone loss and fractures.

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Having diabetes does not mean that there will be bone disease. Yes, if diabetes is not controlled, then the chances of its occurrence can increase. It would be better to consult a doctor immediately if you feel swelling, redness, numbness, or pain in the joints. A balanced diet and regular exercise help in its treatment. It is also important to note here that there is no cure for every bone disease, but its effect can be reduced.

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