Diabetic retinopathy linked to osteoporosis

Women with diabetic retinopathy have lower BMD and a higher risk of osteoporosis than female diabetes patients without the eye condition, Korean research shows.

The BMD difference between the two groups was not large (3% to 5%), but having DR nonetheless more than doubled the risk of osteoporosis. Women with DR were also at significantly higher risk of osteopenia (57% vs 43%).

Diabetes without retinopathy had no