DIABETES MEDS CAN COMBAT OSTEOPOROSIS
Because type 2 diabetes affects bone metabolism, it’s not uncommon for people with the illness to develop osteoporosis. In fact, many medications treat both diseases. Researchers in the United Kingdom and Greece found that metformin, sulfonylureas (such as Glucotrol), DPP-4 inhibitors (such as Januvia and Onglyza), and GLP-1 receptor agonists (such as Victoza and Trulicity) work best to help strengthen bones and control diabetes. If you suffer from both conditions, ask your doctor which of these drugs is best for you.