Tendinopathy and Diabetes

Tendinopathyand Diabetes

Tendinopathyand Diabetes


Thefindings from the study show with strong evidence that diabetes hasan association with a higher risk of tendinopathy. Additionally, thestudy concludes that high levels of tendinopathy affect the toleranceof the patient towards exercise involvements for diabetes. Thepatients who have diabetes have more than three times the odds oftendinopathy in comparison to the controls. In addition, the clinicalstudy revealed the people with tendinopathy have three times the oddsof diabetes to controls hence, the strong link between thetendinopathy and diabetes. Though the study could not establish thecause and effect of the relation, there is evidence of a biologicallink between the high glucose in the blood that affects the structureof the tendon.

Howare the concepts of inflammation, immunity, genetic, fluid &ampelectrolytes, and acid-base reflected in the two disorders in thestudy found?

Bothtypes of diabetes modify the body structure in the areas ofinflammation, immunity, genetic, fluid &amp electrolytes andacid-base balance within the patient. However, other factors such aselevated lipids are more common with patients suffering from diabetes2. Diabetes 2 has more association with tendon pathology than withdiabetes 1 (Huang,2016).However, the extensive research on the relationship between tendonpathology and diabetes 1 is inconclusive as they are very few peoplewith diabetes 1 to expose to the study.

Whatimplication does the study have for prevention or treatment of thedisorders?

Thestudy instructs that clinicians treating people with diabetes shouldapply a gradual exercise load progression to lower the risk oftendinopathy (Huang,2016).For the patients with diabetes and tendinopathy, the cliniciansshould co-operate with other medical practitioners to treat thelongstanding effects caused by the combination of the two diseases.


Huang,S. W., Wang, W. T., Chou, L. C., Liou, T. H., Chen, Y. W., &amp Lin,H. W. (2016). Diabetes mellitus increases the risk of rotator cufftear repair surgery: A population-based cohort study.&nbspJournalof Diabetes and its Complications.