Tighter Control of Blood Sugar Prevents Nerve Condition but at What Risk?

A systematic review of enhanced glucose control, studied at the University of Michigan and reported in The Cochrane Library, suggests that it is possible to prevent neuropathy by strict control of blood sugar levels, including different insulin regimens and diet modification. Dr. Brian Callaghan, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, indicated that, “this evidence suggests that a more aggressive approach to controlling sugar levels can be effective in delaying the onset of neuropathy in diabetes.” The researchers say further research is needed to optimize target levels for safe treatments that will both prevent neuropathy and minimize serious side effects. READ MORE from Medical Xpress or READ MORE from The Cochrane Library

Source: Medical Xpress; The Cochrane Library