Munawar F, Haq F U, Ishaq N, Bhatti Tj.
Study Of Nerve Conduction Velocity In Non Diabetic And Type II Diabetic Individuals.
Biomedica Jan ;32(4):253-6.

Background and Objectives: Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test measures the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve. The NCV test can establish nerve damage and devastation. Nerve conduction studies (NCS) are not regularly conducted to identify the neuropathy. This study will help to observe the difference in nerve conduction velocity between non diabetic and type II diabetic individuals using power lab. Methods: The study comprised of total of 30 subjects 15 nondiabetic subjects and 15 known type II diabetes mellitus patients belonging to the both sexes and aged between 20 to 60 years Psychiatric or traumatic illness or those with a language barrier were excluded. Those who refused to participate were also excluded. Results: The result showed that nerve conduction velocity gradually decreased from the controls (63.68 ± 17.47) as compared to the individuals with a raised sugar level (42. 89 ± 11.79). Conclusion: The study proved neuronal involvement in the diabetese mellitus which is accelerated by poor glycaemic control. Therefore nerve conduction studies should be carried out for the early detection and management of neuropathy in the diabetic patients.

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