Does type 1 diabetes mellitus affect Achilles tendon response to a 10 km run? A case control study

Andrea Mei Yim Wong, Sean Docking, Jillianne Leigh Cook, James Edmund Gaida

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Abstract

Background: Achilles tendon structure deteriorates 2-days after maximal loading in elite athletes. The load-response behaviour of tendons may be altered in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) as hyperglycaemia accelerates collagen cross-linking. This study compared Achilles tendon load-response in participants with T1DM and controls. Methods: Achilles tendon structure was quantified at day-0, day-2 and day-4 after a 10 km run. Ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC) measures tendon structural integrity by classifying pixels as echo-type I, II, III or IV. Echo-type I has the most aligned collagen fibrils and IV has the least.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 7
Number of pages7
JournalBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume16
Issue number1 (Art. No: 345)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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