Small fibre neuropathy in patients with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults

Alam, Uazman, Asghar, Omar, Petropoulos, Ioannis N., Jeziorska, Maria, Fadavi, Hassan, Ponirakis, Georgios, Marshall, Andrew, Tavakoli, Mitra, Boulton, Andrew J.M., Efron, Nathan, & Malik, Rayaz A. (2015) Small fibre neuropathy in patients with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Diabetes Care, 38(7), e102-e103.

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Abstract

The prevalence of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) ranges from 7 to 10% (1). They present at a younger age and have a lower BMI but poorer glycemic control, which may increase the risk of complications (2). However, a recent analysis of the Collaborative Atorvastatin Diabetes Study (CARDS) has demonstrated no difference in macrovascular or microvascular events between patients with LADA and T2DM, but neuropathy was not assessed (3). Previous studies quantifying neuropathy in patients with LADA are limited. In this study, we aimed to accurately quantify neuropathy in subjects with LADA compared with matched patients with T2DM.

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ID Code: 92226
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.2337/dc14-2354
ISSN: 0149-5992
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2016 00:38
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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