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Gout and Diabetes

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

More than three million Americans suffer from gout and many more people throughout the world have the condition. It's more common in men, post-menopausal women, and people with kidney disease. Learn more information about gout and how it affects people with diabetes.


What is Gout?

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in joints. It is more common in men over 45, but can happen earlier. (1) The most common and prevalent symptom of gout is joint pain. Gout usually affects the joint in the large toe, but can affect your ankles, knees, hands and wrists. Other symptoms to be aware of include discomfort in joints and limited range of motion. (3)

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