Nerve Conduction Abnormalities In Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Nerve Conduction Abnormalities In Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

  • Dr. Rajendra A. Amin Associate Professor, Department Of Physiology, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad-380016
  • Dr. Rahil Shah Second Year Resident Doctor, Department Of Physiology, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad-380016
Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Nerve conduction study, Peripheral neuropathy

Abstract

Background: Diabetes Mellitus is known as the epidemic of the century. Retinopathy, Neuropathy and Nephropathy are the most common complications associated with the disease. By the time diabetes is diagnosed, Peripheral neuropathy is the common presentation due to clinically silent impaired glucose tolerance for prolonged period.Material And Methods: The present study included 40 newly diagnosed (within 3 months) diabetic patients and it was conducted at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Patients under the study were investigated for blood sugar level and nerve conduction studies of right upper and lower limbs. Result: In 40 (15 male, 25 female) type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients, Mean age was 54.6 12.5 years. Out of 40 patients 12 patients had par aesthesia in the lower limbs of them 4 had sensory deficit and 3 had motor deficit clinically. 15 patients (37.5%) had abnormal sensory conductions and 10 patients (25%) had abnormal motor conductions. F wave latencies were also prolonged in both upper and lower limbs. Conclusion: Type 2 diabetic patients are at high risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy. So, regular blood glucose level checking and maintaining by proper medical treatment and self examination for sensory and motor deficit of both upper and lower limbs should be advised. [Amin R Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(5):31-34]

Published
2020-11-01
How to Cite
Dr. Rajendra A. Amin, & Dr. Rahil Shah. (2020). Nerve Conduction Abnormalities In Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients: Nerve Conduction Abnormalities In Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(5), 31-34. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2929
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