Medical News Summary: Poor glucose control in teenage diabetics may compromise their bone formation


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About: Poor glucose control in teenage diabetics may compromise their bone formation
Date: 7 December 2004
Source: Reuters Health – Journal of Pediatrics
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health – Journal of Pediatrics): A study was done at the University of Utah to determine whether young people with type 1 diabetes suffered from bone development problems. The study involved 42 people with diabetes and 199 healthy people. The results showed that diabetics did indeed have lower bone mineral content but a greater muscle mass. This means that they’re bones did not develop proportionally to their muscle mass. The poor glucose control in diabetics meant that bone mineral deposits were lower. Further research needs to be done to determine whether diabetics who had poor glucose control during puberty were more at risk of osteoporosis.
URL: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7019137
Related Disease Topics: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Diabetes mellitus, Puberty

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