Diabetes and RA: Explaining the Similarities

December 19, 2019
Rheumatology Network Editorial Staff

Rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes mellitus share many of the same characteristics. Both are powered by abnormal glucose metabolism and both are associated with insulin resistance and adverse cardiovascular disease outcomes. In this slideshow, we highlight some of the similarities.

Rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes mellitus share many of the same characteristics. Both are powered by abnormal glucose metabolism and both are associated with insulin resistance and adverse cardiovascular disease outcomes. In this slideshow, we highlight some of the similarities.RELATED: Insulin Resistance Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares