Diabetes and bone: complexities, challenges and opportunities

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Read these six invited reviews by leading experts. They give a concise overview of the key issues of interest to clinicians and investigators; including a review on efficacy of osteoporosis therapies in diabetic patients, as well as other important topics.

As two of the most common chronic disorders with increasing prevalence worldwide, osteoporosis and diabetes have a complex interrelationship which poses challenges for both researchers and clinicians. Listed below are six excellent invited reviews that will appear in the February special issue of Calcified Tissue International.

The reviews provide detailed insights into key topics of interest to both clinicians and investigators. In his editorial, Professor Serge Ferrari, Professor at the Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland and Chair of the IOF Bone and Diabetes Working Group, stated:

This issue covers in many great details the complexities, challenges and opportunities of bone fragility in diabetes and as such should be both an eye-opener for all of those taking care of these patients, and a trigger to pursue and develop the many experimental and clinical studies that are needed to improve the understanding and management of this increasingly common condition.”

The link provided allows you to read the article as a guest. If you do not have access to Calcified Tissue International via your institution, we invite you to sign up as a Professional IOF member to receive low cost online access to IOF journals.

About Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research

Calcified Tissue International & Musculoskeletal Research is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original preclinical, translational and clinical research, and reviews concerning the structure and function of bone, and other musculoskeletal tissues in living organisms, as well as clinical studies of musculoskeletal disease. It includes studies of cell biology, molecular biology, intracellular signalling, and physiology, as well as research into the hormones, cytokines and other mediators that influence the musculoskeletal system. The journal also publishes clinical studies of relevance to bone disease, mineral metabolism, muscle function, and musculoskeletal interactions.
Editors in Chief: Stuart Ralston and René Rizzoli; Musculoskeletal Research Section Editor: Roger Fielding.
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