Fragility fractures in T1D: who is most at risk?

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The longer a patient with type 1 diabetes has the disease, and the higher their glycated haemoglobin levels over time, the more likely they are to have multiple fragility fractures, a study shows.

The Italian authors go on to suggest that patients with poor glycaemic control and long disease duration can be regarded as “a severe bone fragility phenotype” among people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).