Osteoporosis makes the patient vulnerable to fractures at any time, but can osteoporosis occur in patients with diabetes as well? Get to know with us, through the following mobile, the relationship between osteoporosis and diabetes of all kinds, and how this condition can be treated if it exists. ADVERTISEMENT Content The relationship between osteoporosis and diabetes Some studies have indicated a possible relationship between osteoporosis and diabetes, as diabetes has many complications, including nerve damage, muscle weakness, low blood sugar level, in addition to vision problems, and all of these complications can increase the chances of falls and fractures, as a result of lack of The power of bone and body health.

Type 1 diabetes has most often been linked to lower bone density, and according to some recent studies done in Norway, females with type 1 diabetes had an increased incidence of hip fractures compared to those without diabetes (12.25 times more). ADVERTISEMENT Studies have also indicated that the duration of diabetes plays an important role in lower bone mineral density among people with diabetes, especially for those with more than 5 years .

The mechanisms behind bone loss in type 1 diabetes are not yet known, but there are some theories that have been deduced according to animal experiments, according to the presence of insulin-like factors that affect bone metabolism, in addition to the link between diabetic retinopathy and diabetic neuropathy and the presence of insulin-like factors that affect bone metabolism. Vision problems in diabetic patients, with an increased incidence of fractures.
type 1 diabetes, diabetes usually begins at a young age, while bone mass is still forming and accumulating, so experts believe that low bone mass is one of the complications of type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis According to many scientific sources, the prevailing opinion was the belief that type 2 diabetes provides bone protection, as a result of its association with increased bone mineral density, but this opinion was based on bone mineral density only, and did not depend on other risk factors. When accounting for all the risk factors, research has found that diabetics are at a higher risk of falling due to some diabetic problems such as peripheral neuropathy, nocturia, hypoglycemia and vision problems.

Because most type 2 diabetics suffer from obesity, overweight and lack of movement, they may have problems with balance and coordination of body movements, so they may be more likely to fall and suffer fractures, and bone quality can be affected by changes that occur in blood vessels in patients with diabetes. According to some studies conducted on a sample of women, the results found that women with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have fractures in the hip, humerus and foot areas, compared to those without. Also, increased bone loss was observed in patients who did not care about their diabetes, compared to those who did not care about the disease and treatment. Gestational diabetes and osteoporosis Not enough trials have been done regarding gestational diabetes and bone loss, but according to the results of some existing trials of nearly 20 women with gestational diabetes, 40% of pregnant women with gestational diabetes experience bone loss in Member 3 months from birth

Increased gestational age and higher glucose tolerance test results during pregnancy may be associated with bone loss, but all of these findings still need further experimentation and confirmation .

After knowing the relationship between osteoporosis and diabetes, many are looking for different treatment methods, and methods of preventing and treating osteoporosis in patients with diabetes include the following: Proper nutrition: A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D must be followed to maintain healthy and strong bones. Calcium and vitamin D can be obtained from various sources such as: ADVERTISEMENT Low-fat dairy products. Leafy green vegetables. Foods fortified with calcium and vitamin D. And because vitamin D is an important element for calcium absorption, many people can get their needs naturally through exposure to the sun, but for others, especially the elderly, supplements can be resorted to to compensate for the deficiency. Exercise: Bones react to exercises like muscles, as they increase strength and stiffness with proper and correct exercise. Exercises that can be practiced to strengthen bones include: Weight-bearing exercises such as walking, climbing stairs and dancing. Resistance exercises such as lifting weights. Exercising regularly can help prevent bone loss and also help improve balance and flexibility, reducing the risk of falls and bone fractures. Also, exercise is especially important for diabetics, as it helps lower blood glucose levels.
Quitting smoking and alcohol: Smoking must be stopped because it damages the bones, heart and lungs, and women who smoke tend to experience early menopause, which increases the possibility of bone loss, due to low estrogen levels. Also, smokers’ bodies tend to absorb less calcium from food, which affects bones negatively. Also, you should stop drinking alcohol, as people who drink alcohol, especially in large quantities, are more likely to lose bones and fractures as a result of poor nutrition. Bone density test: A bone density test helps measure bone density in different parts of the body. This test can help detect osteoporosis before any fractures occur, and it can also measure a person’s likelihood of experiencing fractures in the future. This test can measure bone density in the hip and spine, but people with diabetes should first speak with their doctor before deciding to have this test.