Answers to Common Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about arthritis.

Are diabetes and arthritis linked?

Dr. Michael Raab explains the relationship between diabetes and arthritis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Those with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to have arthritis than non-diabetic patients, according to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon. Diabetes may set off a chemical chain reaction that can evolve into joint problems, according to the AF.

Treatment of arthritis in patients who also have diabetes can become complicated as it pertains to physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon. Almost one third of patients who have arthritis and diabetes rarely exercise, or not at all, according to the CDC. Regular physical activity has shown to be beneficial in the treatment of both conditions, according to the CDC.

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Source: Michael Raab, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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