There are many ways that diabetes can affect the muscles and joints. Sugar sticks to the collagen in cells and affects its ability to function. Diabetes can damage blood vessels and a poor blood supply results in scarring and damage in the body’s elastic tissues.
We know that some diabetic patients can have problems with changes in the gristle of their hands – and in men, the penis. Most experts think that frozen shoulder in diabetics arises for the same reasons
Diabetes is known to affect the shoulder in several ways. Frozen shoulder seems to be the commonest – with up to 20% of diabetic patients developing it at some time or other. Continue reading Frozen Shoulder and Diabetes