Microscopic cornea exam could identify neuropathy risk in type 1 diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO — Diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy could be detected earlier in patients with type 1 diabetes through in vivo corneal confocal microscopy, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions.“One of the big knowledge gaps in diabetes is we are quite good at screening for and identifying retinopathy and nephropathy, but we are terrible in clinical practice at being able to identify neuropathy until late stages when we’ve missed an opportunity to do something to prevent it,” Bruce Perkins, MD, MPH, FRCPC, of the University of Toronto, (Read more...)

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