Table 1

Cross-sectional studies on OA and diabetes

No. of patientsDefinition of casesMain resultsReference
60Radiological OAPositive correlation for knees and feetWaine et al7
809Hip joint replacement for OABilateral OA: OR 2.2 (95% CI 0.8–6.4); generalised OA: OR 1.0 (95% CI 0.5–1.9)Stürmer et al8
1026OAMean FPG: 99±22.2 mg/dl in OA (p<0.01) vs 88±19.9 mg/dl in normal controls (p<0.01)Cimmino and Cutolo9
1003Knee OARaised blood glucose OR 1.95 (95% CI 1.08–3.59)Hart et al10
918Joint replacement for OA18.3% vs 6.3% (p=0.06)Schett et al11
1514History of any form of arthritisNo statistical differencesFrey et al12
5193Radiological OAMales: OR 2.14 (95% CI 0.92–4.96) (not significant)Anderson and Felson13
  • FPG, fast plasma glucose; OA, osteoarthritis.