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Rate of HbA1c increase influences risk for diabetic polyneuropathy

Among adults with type 2 diabetes, each 1% increase in HbA1c during 10 years increases the risk for diabetic polyneuropathy by nearly 66%, according to data from the ADDITION-Denmark study published in Diabetes Care.
“Hyperglycemia is considered the most important risk factor for the development of diabetic polyneuropathy in type 1 diabetes,” Signe T. Andersen, a doctoral fellow with the department of public health, Aarhus University, Denmark, and colleagues wrote in the study background. “A more complex risk factor profile exists for [diabetic polyneuropathy] in type 2
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