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The Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Osteoporosis in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Study

Submission:November 16, 2020; Published: December 03, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/AICS.2020.02.000549

ISSN 2639-0531
Volume2 Issue5


Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) effect bone metabolism, but the relationship of T2DM with bone mineral density remains inconsistent across studies. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between osteoporosis and T2DM in elderly patients.A total of 313 elderly was included in the study with a mean age of 68.20±7.07 years. The prevalence of osteoporosis in this study was 39.5%. The results showed that, non- diabetic elderly had higher prevalence of osteoporosis in comparison to diabetic elderly (44.0% and 33.1%, respectively). This difference was statistically significant (P=0.007). It was observed that males had higher femur and lumbar spine BMD in comparison with females. The present study gave better understanding of the effect of diabetes mellitus on bone architecture will help to improve the quality of provided health services at the primary health care level hence, improving the outcomes.

Keywords: Osteoporosis; Type 2 diabetes mellitus;Bone mineral density; Primary health care (PHC), Dubai health authority (DHA)

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