On the Occasion of World Diabetes Day
Diabetes Leads To Bone And Joint Problems: Doctors
Problems such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and frozen shoulders are commonly seen in diabetic patients. It is imperative to manage blood sugar levels to take care of bone and joint health
Mumbai: Uncontrolled blood sugar levels not only lead to cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, or eye problems but even bone and joint problems. There is a surge in the number of people with diabetes having bone and joint problems. It is the need of the hour to check blood sugar levels on a regular basis, eat a well-balanced diet inclusive of all the vital nutrients, stay stress-free, exercise daily, and avoid junk, spicy and oily food. Do not ignore your bone and joint health, and seek timely intervention if need be.
Diabetes is known to take a toll on your overall well-being. It can impact one’s and every organ. So, those with diabetes will also encounter bone and joint problems. “Diabetes is a silent killer and can give you a tough time. Diabetes impacts one’s shoulders, feet, and ankles due to limited joint mobility. Osteoporosis leads to weaker bones and fractures and is a common condition seen due to diabetes. The signs and symptoms of it are loss of height, stooped posture or broken bones. Osteoarthritis means a joint disorder that involves the breakdown of joint cartilage and occurs in people with diabetes. Please mention the data of people with diabetes and bone and joint problems. Are these problems rising compared to last year? Anything more you wish to add?,” said Dr Om Patil, Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon, Apollo Spectra Mumbai.
“It is essential to manage blood sugar levels in order to prevent bone and joint problems. Try to eat a well-balanced diet inclusive of all the vital nutrients, exercise daily, take supplements as advised by the doctor, and maintain an optimum weight, said Dr Om Patil Spine surgeon in Mumbai