Glucose intolerance, metabolic syndrome, and neuropathy.

  title={Glucose intolerance, metabolic syndrome, and neuropathy.},
  author={Melissa M. Cortez and John Robinson Singleton and Albert Gordon Smith},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
There is increasing evidence that impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or metabolic syndrome may result in peripheral nerve injury, although the exact relationship between the conditions is still being characterized. There is animal model, epidemiologic, and clinical evidence to suggest a pathophysiologic relationship between neuropathy and metabolic syndrome, along with its components including obesity, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance. IGT and metabolic syndrome are associated with… CONTINUE READING


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