Neuroscience

AAN issues guideline for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy refers to nerve damage due to diabetes and it may lead to pain and numbness, most often in the hands and feet. To help neurologists and other doctors determine the best treatment for people with diabetic ...

Diabetes

New findings on how diabetes impacts bone health

In addition to causing blood sugar imbalances, type 1 diabetes can contribute to nerve damage and sensory abnormalities—a condition call neuropathy—and has been linked to a higher risk of bone fractures. A new study published ...

Diabetes

Deprivation tied to foot disease with new type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Social deprivation is associated with diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) in patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes

Sleep apnea in patients with T2DM ups risk for comorbidities

(HealthDay)—Patients with type 2 diabetes who develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other diabetes-related complications, according to a study recently published in ...

Diabetes

A 'sole' mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers

A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. This new device, ...

Diabetes

Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications increasing

(HealthDay)—Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications (DRLECs) are a large and increasing contributor to the global burden of disability, according to a study published online March 5 in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes

HbA1c variability linked to cardiovascular disease risk

(HealthDay)—For patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, visit-to-visit hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) variability is associated with increased risks for cardiovascular disease and microvascular complications, according to ...

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