Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) 2001;44(4):141-3
Lumbar and femoral bone mineral density in type 2 Turkish diabetic patients.
Sahin G, Bagis S, Cimen OB, Ozisik S, Guler H, Erdogan C.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mersin University, School of Medicine, Mersin-Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org
The relationship between type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis has not been well established.
We studied a population composed of 161 post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes and a control group.
We examined bone mineral density with the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry(DXA) technique at the lumbar and femoral regions and in a subgroup of patients, we also measured the levels of markers of bone remodelling.
We found significantly higher levels of bone mineral density at the lumbar and femoral levels in the diabetic subjects compared with the control group.
Moreover, we found higher level of urinary calcium in the controls.
On the basis of these results, we suggest that osteoporosis cannot be considered a complication of type 2 diabetes.