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Does having diabetes increase my risk of osteoporosis?

Diabetes mellitus may increase the risk of osteoporosis. If you have other risk factors, such as being underweight for your height or being less active, try to remove them if possible. Also, get a bone-density test to assess your bone strength so you can take any steps needed for prevention and treatment.
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