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Seniors with Type 2 diabetes may have increased risk for fracture

09/27/2017

Photo: Physician checking the fractured hand of an elderly woman; Copyright: panthermedia.net/londondeposit

Osteoporotic fractures are a significant public health problem that can lead to disability, decreased quality of life, and even death. Risk of fracture is even greater in adults with T2D, including a 40 - 50 percent increased risk of hip fracture - the most serious of osteoporotic fractures.