Any fracture with type 2 diabetes raises mortality risk: Dubbo study

Researchers suggest fractures be considered a key prognostic marker to flag high-risk patients

The combination of type 2 diabetes and fracture more than doubles mortality risk in over-60s compared to having neither affliction, according to findings from an Australian population-based study.

In addition, having diabetes and incurring a fracture has a cumulative effect on the risk of premature death compared with having either condition alone, researchers have found in the first such study to look at the issue.