PDG Don DeVault, R.N., Diabetes Chairperson

Nutrition & Wellness  (Article(s) added since October 2, 2015)

Read about the different types of diabetes-related joint pain.

Part 1 of 6: Overview

How Are They Related?

Diabetes and joint pain are generally considered to be independent conditions. Joint pain may be a response to an illness, injury, or arthritis. It can be chronic (long-term) or acute (short-term). Diabetes is caused by inefficient insulin hormone use or insufficient production, which affects blood sugar levels. What would a hormone and blood sugar condition have to do with joint health?

Diabetes is associated with widespread symptoms and complications in your body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52 percent of people with arthritis also have diabetes. There is an undeniably strong link between the two conditions.

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