Bone density risk factors identified for older adults with T1DM

Kidney disease prevention is key in this setting, clinicians warn

Osteoporosis screening may be useful for preventing fractures in patients with type 1 diabetes who have certain risk factors, including kidney disease, researchers say.

Their study has demonstrated that kidney disease, poor glycaemic control and advanced glycation end product accumulation are independent risk factors for lower hip bone mineral density in older adults with type 1 diabetes (T1DM).

“An important finding in this study is that kidney disease is associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD)