According to this study, diabetes has a direct influence on bone health
According to this study, diabetes has a direct influence on bone health : File Pic

The ageing population in Lucknow is particularly vulnerable to the effects of diabetes on bone health, which manifests as osteoporosis.

These are preliminary results from a research project at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences.


The study’s principal investigator, Professor Sushil Gupta of the Department of Endocrinology, has noted, “Bone health hinges on two elements: bone mass and muscle mass (sarcopenia). In reality, there exists a symbiotic link between bone density and muscularity. The deterioration of one affects the condition of the other. Our results also reveal that diabetes causes a decline in muscle and bone mass.

According to Gupta, 22% of the older population with diabetes suffered from bone and muscle loss. These results supposedly reflect the situation in Lucknow and the surrounding areas.

About 40% of the population over 70 fits this description.

He said that India’s rate of change is double that of the West.

“Poor calcium intake is the primary cause,” Dr. RN Srivastava, a former professor in the orthopaedics department at King George’s Medical University (KGMU), stated. The typical daily consumption is about 200 mg, which is much lower than the recommended daily consumption of 1000–1200 mg. One explanation is that people don’t get enough time in the sun, which is the best and most consistent source of vitamin D. Over 70% of Indians, according to some estimates, don’t get enough vitamin D. Insufficient exercise is the third major contributor.

Experts agree that the study’s results are noteworthy and recommend that diabetes and bone health be monitored often to prevent problems.

Poor bone health has a negative impact on the quality of life. Dr. Sunil Varma, a general practitioner and diabetologist, noted that a person’s bone health might have an impact on their level of physical activity.

The 5th National Family Health Survey found that 10% of adults in the state had high or extremely high blood sugar.

Both individuals without diabetes and those receiving medication for the disease had their blood sugar levels measured. If your blood sugar level is between 141 and 160 micrograms per deciliter, you have high blood sugar, and if it’s above 160, you have extremely high blood sugar.



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