Bone loss and bone turnover in diabetes.

  title={Bone loss and bone turnover in diabetes.},
  author={J C Krakauer and Michael J McKenna and Nancy Fenn Buderer and Dhanwada Sudhaker Rao and Fred W Whitehouse and A. Michael Parfitt},
  volume={44 7},
There have been conflicting reports about the effect of diabetes on bone density. In 1978, we studied 109 patients, 46 with type I and 63 with type II diabetes; approximately 12 years later we restudied 35 of the 66 surviving patients. In the original study, radial bone density did not differ significantly between patients with either type of diabetes but was significantly lower than in nondiabetic control subjects. In eight osteopenic patients, bone formation rate and other histological… CONTINUE READING
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