Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Diabetes

Study: Triglycerides better predictor of diabetic nerve loss than blood sug

Category: Diabetes

Patients with diabetes need to monitor their blood fat levels as well as their blood sugar levels, because they are at risk of nerve damage or even loss, according to a study appearing in the research journal Diabetes.

"In our study, elevated serum triglycerides were the most accurate at predicting nerve fiber loss, compared to all other measures," said study co-author Kelli A. Sullivan, an assistant research professor in neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
The condition, called neuropathy, can result in numbness, tingling and pain in the hands, arms, legs and feet.

The researchers noted a simple blood test for triglycerides can help identify patients most at risk for neuropathy, which affects about 60 percent of patients with diabetes, according to the study.

Dr Eva L. Feldman, a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School, said that this data suggests clinicians should focus on lowering blood triglyceride counts in patients with diabetes. This can be accomplished through many of the same techniques that are used to lower cholesterol levels, such as diet and exercise.ADNFCR-2248-ID-19189676-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top