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Sixty-two Percent Increase in Risk of Fractures with Poor Glucose Control for Type 2’s

Individuals with type 2 diabetes have increased fracture risk despite higher bone meal density. The study had 4,135 participants including 420 participants with type 2 diabetes grouped according to their blood sugar control using A1c as a measure. The first group consisted of patients with adequately controlled blood sugar (A1c less than 7.5%). The second group consisted of patients with poorly controlled diabetes (A1c of 7.5% or more). The third group included those without diabetes.  Patients with poorly controlled blood sugar had about a 47% higher risk of fracture than those without diabetes and about a 62% higher risk than those with adequately controlled blood sugar. Diabetes Care Jan, 2013