Research Studies Investigate the Connection Between Arthritis and Diabetes


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/08/2015 -- Nowadays, millions of people from around the world are suffering from various medical conditions. There are conditions that are entirely not associated with other ailments, but arthritis and diabetes seem to be connected in some ways.

Research studies investigate the connection between arthritis and diabetes. These are two different conditions, but they may have a few things in common, and one is the fact that they affect many people worldwide. According to researchers, those who are diagnosed with diabetes are two times more prone to arthritis.

"Today, sufferers of arthritis or diabetes are resorting to various remedies just to improve their overall condition, and they include using natural alternatives," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Diabetes takes place when the body insufficiently produces insulin or is unable to use it properly. The absence or lack of insulin often results in the irregular or reduced production of energy by the cells, and this often results in fatigue. Hormonal problems are even associated with cardiovascular and joint issues.

According to experts, diabetes can potentially result in musculoskeletal changes. When these changes take place, it produces symptoms such as swelling, nodules under the skin, joint pain and stiffness. Individuals who have been suffering from diabetes for years are believed to be more susceptible to diabetic arthropathy. This is a condition characterized by the damage that occurs in the joints.

The Arthritis Foundation has provided some information about the connection between arthritis and diabetes. According to them, there can be different ways that osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are associated with diabetes. One is the high levels of inflammatory markers found in rheumatoid arthritis, which are also present in type 1 diabetes. It is even believed that the medications used for inflammatory arthritis can also be helpful for certain conditions that are inflammation-related.

The University School of Medicine's professor of medicine and epidemiology, David Felson, M.D., states that type 2 diabetes often affects overweight or obese people. Unfortunately, excess weight gain is also a risk factor for knee and hip osteoarthritis. It is believed that shedding extra pounds or achieving a healthy weight can help provide relief in the knees, feet and hips. It is also believed to help reduce blood sugar.

Individuals who are prone to or are suffering from diabetes or arthritis are resorting to a variety of measures that can potentially improve their overall health condition. Natural alternatives such as curcumin supplements, which have anti-inflammatory properties, are believed to be helpful to arthritis and diabetes patients. Curcumin is an ingredient of an ancient spice called turmeric (

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