Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V08150663
Diabetes increases the risk of fractures
Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of fracture, however, neither bone mineral density, falls, diabetes complications nor other risk factors can explain why. Among patients with diabetes, hyperglycaemia may have detrimental effects on bone, but also use of anti-diabetic treatment may have an impact on fracture risk. In this article we assess the relationship between diabetes, bone and fracture and the effects of hyperglycaemia and anti-diabetic treatment on bone. Furthermore, fracture preventive measures in patients with diabetes are evaluated.