Rheumatological manifestations in diabetes mellitus

J Indian Med Assoc. 2008 Sep;106(9):593-4.


A study was undertaken in the department of medicine from November 2003 to July 2005 with a view to find out the prevalence of different rheumatological problem in Indian diabetic population. Although several such studies have been conducted in western population very limited data are available from our country. A total of 80 patients were studied out of which 43 had some form of rheumatological manifestations. Dupuytren's contracture was found in highest number of cases (n = 23) followed by limited joint mobility in 16 patients; adhesive capsulitis in 19 patients; trigger finger in 4 patients; aglodystrophy, carpal tunnel syndrome and hyperostosis were found in 2, 3 and 2 cases respectively. Symptomatic osteo-arthritis was found in 19 cases.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Dupuytren Contracture / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis / etiology
  • Rheumatic Diseases / etiology*