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Prediabetes Thought To Be Cause Of Small Fiber Neuropathy

It's long been known that small fiber neuropathy (nerve damage) is positively associated with diabetes.  Most commonly the first sign of this problem are is a burning sensation in the feet. Diabetics are well aware of this problem, but it can also be caused by several other disorders including celiac disease, Lyme disease, HIV, lupus and alcoholism.

Small fiber neuropathy: Microscopic view


A small scale study of this disorder conducted at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University was recently published in JAMA Neurology. Surprisingly they discovered a new cause of small fiber neuropathy--prediabetes.  This may suggest that screening for the disorder should begin when a person diagnosed with prediabetes rather then waiting until the diagnoses of type II diabetes is confirmed.

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Sources: Pain Week.org; Wiki media

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