Bone development 'abnormal' in teens with type 1 diabetes

Routine assessment of BMD should be considered in this population, paediatric endocrinologists suggest

Type 1 diabetes is associated with abnormal bone development in formative years, Australian physicians say after conducting a systematic review.

teenage girl having bone scan

Their finding supports consideration of routine assessment of bone mineral density (BMD) in older children with the disease, they say.

Adults with the condition are known to have abnormal bone health and an increased risk of fracture, but the evidence in children is limited, according to paediatric endocrinologist