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Research compares A1C-fracture risk link in type 1, type 2 diabetes

A study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that adults with type 1 diabetes patients and an A1C of at least 8% had an increased risk for low-trauma fracture over four years after diabetes diagnosis than those with A1C levels below 7%, but the association between A1C and fracture risk was not evident among those with type 2 diabetes. The study of 47,604 patients with diabetes found that regardless of glycemic control, those with type 2 diabetes who received pioglitazone or rosiglitazone were more likely to experience a low-trauma fracture than nonusers.

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