The impacts of type 2 diabetes mellitus on bone markers in the elderly Thai women

Pooruk, P.; Kittimanon, N.; Janthorn, P.; Bunyaratavej, N.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 92 Suppl 5: S45-S48


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 19891380
Document Number: 15437
A comparison study of bone turnover between the diabetic type 2 and the non-diabetic patients was conducted by using the age matching technique. The bone markers of the diabetic type 2 patients showed CTx = 0.48 ng/ml, NMID osteocalcin = 24.62 ng/ml and PINP = 38.61 ng/ml. All study parameters of bone markers were higher than the control group. Thus, the diabetic cases with high bone turnover assuredly predisposed to osteoporosis. The bone change consistently monitored particularly in the diabetic cases could prevent osteoporosis. The high calcium diets and regular exercises were recommended for the diabetic patients.

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