Type 2 diabetes increases risk of OA

Patients with type 2 diabetes have a 21% increased risk of developing osteoarthritis, say US researchers.

When weight and BMI were controlled for, the risk was even higher at 25%, according to a meta-analysis and systematic review of 10 studies involving over 16,000 patients with type 2 diabetes.

The researchers suggest hyperglycaemia contributes to joint vulnerability through the