1. New Review on Management of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    “Current concepts in the management of diabetic polyneuropathy” by Ziegler et al. was recently published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. The authors present an updated review of current therapeutic options for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Care is taken to delineate those agents capable of altering the pathogenesis of DPN from palliative alternatives. Among the […]

  2. Rising prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in pre-diabetes patients

    Kirthi et al. just published a much needed systematic review looking at the rise of peripheral neuropathy in pre-diabetes patients. Not surprisingly, they noted a higher than expected prevalence of neuropathy in this patient population. Interestingly, abnormal small nerve fiber parameters were most notable in this group. This finding aligns with the current consensus that […]

  3. New Study Finds Younger Patients with Diabetes Experiencing Increased Hospitalization due to Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Hamilton et al. just published an article in Diabetes Care highlighting a disturbing trend previously discussed in this blog. In their comprehensive study spanning 24 years, Hamilton et al. compared the incidence of hospitalization in two temporally-distinct cohorts of patients with diabetes with and without diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).  They found the overall incidence of […]

  4. Enhanced glucose control improves vibration perception thresholds in type 1 diabetes patients

    Nice study by Dahlin et al. out of Sweden showed improved glucose control as measured by Hb A1c levels led to improved vibration perception threshold (VPT) in Type I diabetes patients. This is yet another paper implying improvement in neurological function is possible in those patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). This goes against long […]