FRAX tool underestimates long-term diabetes risk

A widely used screening tool substantially underestimates the risk of major osteoporotic fracture in women with long-term type 2 diabetes, a study shows.

The Canadian researchers found that women who have had diabetes for over 10 years are almost twice as likely to have a hip fracture as those without diabetes.

Their chance of a major osteoporotic fracture (MOF) is also up by 30%, yet the screening tool, FRAX, “severely&rdquo