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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Osteoporosis Monitoring in Diabetes


Links between diabetes and osteoporosis are unclear, though there is some evidence that women with the type 1variety may be more prone to weak skeletal structures than others with normal blood glucose. (Use the following link, retrieved on March 01 2007, for a well-referenced article on the subject that your physician may want to peruse):

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/465736

Some medicines used in diabetes prevention and management may increase the risk of diabetes. Use the following link, retrieved on March 01 2007, for an informative link on the subject:

http://diabetes.about.com/b/a/000064.htm

Osteoporosis monitoring by ultrasound is reliable and convenient. Use the following link, retrieved on March 01, 2007, for detailed technical information on a patented method of osteoporosis monitoring from the junction of 2 bones in the fingers:

http://www.igea.it/eng/diagnostics/dbm.htm

I declare a commercial interest in this system of osteoporosis monitoring, because I use the technology in my practice. However, I have no business links with the manufacturers.

Your physician may recommend DEXA, or another method of osteoporosis monitoring, but this step is important for the overall management of all cases of diabetes.

Let me know if you would like more information on the links between diabetes and osteoporosis, as well as on dietary and exercise guidelines for the prevention and management of osteoporosis.


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