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Journal of Osteoporosis
Volume 2011, Article ID 651867, 7 pages
Review Article

Osteoporosis in Men with Diabetes Mellitus

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, P.O Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Received 1 February 2011; Revised 30 March 2011; Accepted 19 April 2011

Academic Editor: Pawel Szulc

Copyright © 2011 Claire Issa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Osteoporosis is more common in women than in men. The prevalence in men is not defined yet; however it is becoming much more recognized as its prevalence and impact have become explicable. It is estimated that around 1% of bone mineral density is lost in men every year. Studies show that secondary osteoporosis is the major cause thus, making it important to define the disorders associated with male osteoporosis. Diabetes is a risk factor for bone fractures. In male patients with diabetes measures should be undertaken such as encouraging exercise, assuring adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, and treating diabetic complications.