Painless stress fractures of the foot in the course of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes – case report
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Praski Hospital, Warsaw, Poland
Voivodeship Hospital in Bialystok, Poland
University Clinical Centre, Medical University, Warsaw, Poland
Bielański Hospita, Warsaw, Poland
Specialist Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases, Zakopane, Poland
Tytus Chałubiński Regional Hospital, Zakopane, Poland
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Karolina Rogowska   

Praski Hospital, Warsaw, Poland
This case report describes a 33-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus complicated by peripheral neuropathy, who developed recurrent painless stress fractures in both feet. The patient’s poorly controlled blood glucose levels likely contributed to severe neuropathy and increased fracture risk. While fractures in diabetics are often associated with Charcot’s foot (painful), this case highlights the possibility of painless stress fractures due to sensory neuropathy. The case also addresses the issue of skeletal abnormalities that can occur in the course of type 1 diabetes. Understanding the relationship between painless stress fractures of the foot and poorly controlled diabetes underscores the importance of early diagnosis and proper glycaemic control of type 1 diabetes mellitus to prevent such complications.
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