Can anyone explain to me why DM would be a risk factor for quadriceps tendon rupture. My 19yo daughter, with DM tore this tendon and much of the online information about it lists diabetes as a risk factor. Curious.
Perhaps high glucose damage those tissues like it does the vascular system and other organs. I think the sugar makes tissue brittle.
The endocrine system controls hormones and many other factors - such as elecrolytes. Your muscles and other cells need proper nutrition and metabolism and DM impacts your bodys ability to keep everything balanced.
T1 1985, CGM 2011, Insulin Pump 2013