Women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have low bone mass and deteriorated micro-architecture, new findings show.

In addition to ageing, poor glycemic control may play an important role in remodelling, which may be associated with changes in bone strength.

T2DM increases a person’s likelihood of osteoporotic fracture, boosting risk by up to 30%.


Apart from blood sugar control, it is important to add weight bearing exercises and adequate 1st class protein to the diet.

Vitamins and minerals important for bone health are boron, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, vitamin D and K apart from calcium.

Guest Article, Dietician Shwetha Bhatia