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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Risk Factor For Diabetes?

Patients with pre-diabetes appear to be more likely to progress to diabetes if they develop carpal tunnel syndrome first according to research from Great Britain.

Investigators found that patients who had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome were 36% more likely to develop diabetes later in life than those without the condition.

The data appeared to indicate that high blood sugar and other metabolic abnormalities can affect the body well in advance of a diabetes diagnosis.

Apparently according to this information our patients who are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome earlier in life should be told of this connection and even more aware of the need for diabetes screening than other patients.