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Epidemiology of Osteoporosis in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus


  • Khalid S Aljabri
  • Muneera A Alshareef
  • Patan M Khan

    (Department of Endocrinology, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

  • Samia A Bokhari
  • Bandari K Aljabri MS

    (College of medicie, Um Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia)


Background and Objective- The incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing. Osteoporosis has become an alarming health problem throughout the entire world. The aim of this study were to estimate the epidemiology of osteoporosisamong Saudi patients with T1DM, living in the western province, attending the diabetes centre at King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, KSA. Methods- Eligible patients were older than 12 years old, had T1DM . All patients were recruited from the population of the Diabetic Centre at King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital. Eligible patients met with investigators for a complete history and physical examination, to have baseline laboratory assessments including glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c). HbA1c was expressed as percentage and measured using the high-performance liquid chromatography. BMD in the current study was measured using The Lunar Achilles (In Sight, GE Healthcare, USA), which is a proven bone ultrasonometer to avoid exposing the children to unnecessarily ionizing radiation. All measurements were converted to Z-scores using a data bank for age-matched speed of sound values supplied by the manufacturer. We excluded patients with a history of fractures of less than 1 year and those with associated bone/joint problems, liver disease or patients on long-term steroid therapy

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  • Khalid S Aljabri & Muneera A Alshareef & Patan M Khan & Samia A Bokhari & Bandari K Aljabri MS, 2018. "Epidemiology of Osteoporosis in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus," Archives Of Diabetes & Obesity, Lupine Publishers, LLC, vol. 1(3), pages 59-63, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:abr:oajado:v:1:y:2018:i:3:p:59-63
    DOI: 10.32474/ADO.2018.01.000114

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