Diabetes and arthritis: close relationship

According to a report recently published in the edition Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report yesterday, it has apparently been found that the arthritis affects more than half of the 20.6 million Americans who currently have diabetes .

The reason for the relationship between diabetes and arthritis itself is not known momentarily, although This is an impediment for these people to exercise , an option that helps manage both diseases.


And is that according to the doctor John H. Klippel , president and CEO of the association Arthritis Foundation , "More than half of people who have diabetes have arthritis."

However, the researchers recommend that although both diseases suffer and these prevent us from carrying out a physically intense exercise, it is advisable in these cases to carry out Aerobic exercises, such as walking, cycling or swimming .

Remember that in order to prevent diabetes, it is essential to eat healthy and healthy, maintain our recommended weight taking into account what we measure, and perform a moderate physical exercise every day for at least 40 minutes.

We must not forget that practicing physical exercise on a regular basis is essential at the time and not only to take care of our health, but to maintain an optimal healthy life. In this case, practicing our favorite sport (as long as it is advised) will be useful to control diabetes at its normal levels, and that it does not tend to rise.

What is diabetes?

As you surely know, Diabetes is a chronic disease that arises when the pancreas is not able to produce insulin, or when the body does not make good use of it .


Insulin is the hormone that our pancreas produces and allows the glucose that we obtain from the food we eat every day to pass from the bloodstream to the different cells of our body, in order to produce energy. That is, insulin is useful for glucose to enter our cells.

This inability to produce or use insulin effectively causes blood glucose levels to rise, which, if prolonged over time, results in bodily injury and organ and tissue failure.

And arthritis?

On the other hand, Arthritis basically consists of inflammation of the joints , which causes pain and stiffness, in addition to swelling and difficulty moving a joint.


Joints are the parts of our body where two bones meet, for example in the elbow or knee. Although not all, with the passage of time the joints can be severely affected with some types of arthritis, since they can exist along with other diseases (as for example it seems to be the case of diabetes).

It can affect people of any age, and there are currently more than 100 different types of arthritis, which can affect the bones, joints, muscles and the various tissues that support them.

Via | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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