GOUT FAST FACT

Gout is one of the oldest recorded illnesses, dating as far back as
5 B.C.

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Gout and Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal due to a lack of insulin in the blood or resistance to the action of insulin. Preliminary research suggests that insulin resistance may play a role in the development of gout, and elevated levels of uric acid may worsen insulin resistance.

Poor blood circulation in the limbs may be a contributor to diabetes in gout patients since poor circulation in the feet may result in a build-up of uric acid in the joints.

The recommended modifications to ensure a healthy diet and appropriate activity level for managing gout as part of your overall treatment plan are generally consistent with diabetes prevention and treatment. Work with your doctor to develop a personalized gout diet and lifestyle plan.