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The three cornerstones to diabetes and arthritis management are weight control, diet, and exercise.
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In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

November is National Diabetes Month

Arthritis and diabetes have a lot in common. According to the Arthritis Foundation, almost half of all adults with diabetes (47%) also have arthritis. In addition, people with arthritis have a 61% higher risk of developing diabetes than those without arthritis. That may not be surprising, considering that the two conditions share a number of common risk factors. Both osteoarthritis (OA) and diabetes disproportionately affect people who are older, overweight, and inactive.

Osteoarthritis and DiabetesWeight loss programs (combining exercise and diet) can improve OA pain and function, as well as improve blood sugar numbers. Excess weight contributes to insulin resistance and puts added strain on joints. Research has shown for every 1 pound of weight loss, there is 4 pounds of relief on your knees. Furthermore, losing just 5 to 10 percent of body weight can significantly reduce blood sugar. Individuals affected by excess weight can visit the OA Action Alliance website for a variety of resources on weight management.

My diabetes is such a central part of my life… it did teach me discipline… it also taught me about moderation… I’ve trained myself to be super-vigilant… because I feel better when I am in control.

 

COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

Webinars

CCCR Speaker Series

 

2020 OACS Online Conference

 

12/16 Lunch and Learn

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

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