1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]