Bone density tests have value for diabetes patients, study finds

05/31/2011 | U.S. News & World Report · WebMD

Bone density scores are useful for assessing the fracture risk of patients with diabetes, but providers must account for an increased likelihood of breaks, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. Older people with diabetes have been known to be at higher risk of bone fractures even with high density scores. The new study suggests a lower threshold for treating older diabetes patients for osteoporosis.

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