Sorbitol, inositol and nerve conduction in diabetes.


Motor nerve conduction velocity was lower in streptozotocin-diabetic rats than in controls. Treatment with the aldose reductase inhibitor Sorbinil restored conduction velocity to normal. Diabetic rats had an increased concentration of sorbitol and reduced free inositol in sciatic nerve. Sorbinil corrected both defects. Inositol administration to diabetic… (More)