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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Diabetes Education and Research Center: Carpal Tunnel Forewarns Diabetes

Diabetes Education and Research Center: Carpal Tunnel Forewarns Diabetes: "Thursday, August 24, 2006 Carpal Tunnel Forewarns Diabetes Researchers from the UK, reporting in this month's Diabetes Care, investigated whether the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome was increased among people who went on to develop diabetes years later:

'The researchers found that people who had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome were 36% more likely to later be diagnosed with diabetes, regardless of other diabetes risk factors.' - WebMD, Carpal Tunnel May Predict Diabetes Certainly, having carpal tunnel syndrome does not ensure a diagnosis of diabetes. But it can be a heads-up to have your blood sugar checked.

High blood sugars, even in the pre-diabetes state, can have a damaging impact on nerves."

Helge: diabetes, cts, damaging impact on nerves...
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