Diabetes and Osteoarthritis Often Overlap

With age, both diabetes and osteoarthritis become more common. Are these conditions connected?

If you have diabetes, osteoarthritis (OA) or both, you are in good company. Many people have these health conditions, and they become even more common with age. Almost 26 percent of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes and close to 34 percent have OA (the wearing down of cartilage in joints). Not surprisingly, diabetes and OA often co-exist. Almost half of people with diabetes also have OA.
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