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Diabetes-induced osteoarthritis: from a new paradigm to a new phenotype
  1. Francis Berenbaum
  1. Correspondence to Francis Berenbaum, Department of Rheumatology, Pierre and Marie Curie University, APHP Saint-Antoine Hospital, Paris France; francis.berenbaum{at}


Several epidemiological and experimental data support the hypothesis that diabetes could be an independent risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA), at least in some patients, leading to the concept of a diabetes-induced OA phenotype. If confirmed, this new paradigm will have a dramatic impact on prevention of OA initiation and progression.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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