Features April 2014 Issue

How Diabetes Affects Your Joints

Arthritis may be more prevalent in people with diabetes; optimize your weight and blood sugar to reduce your risk of complications.

Diabetes can harm nearly every area of the human body, from the heart and kidneys to the nerves and eyes. Perhaps what’s often overlooked are the effects of diabetes on joint health. For instance, a 2012 study found that the prevalence of arthritis was 44 percent higher among adults with diabetes compared to their non-diabetic counterparts.

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