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Eye Scan Predicts Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes

Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) can predict incipient peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes… The technique involves the examination of unmyelinated nerve fibers at high magnification using a laser-scanning corneal confocal microscope to image the subbasal nerve plexus of the patient’s cornea. Increased severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is ...

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Type 2 Diabetes Linked with Colorectal Cancer

A longer duration of obesity also increased risk of colorectal cancer for diabetic patients… Dutch researchers have assessed the risk of colorectal cancer associated with type 2 diabetes, as compared with a nondiabetic reference population. They conducted an observational population-based cohort study within the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (1987–2012). All ...

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