diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, and now researchers in Sweden may have discovered the molecular link that explains the association.

The research focused on amyloidosis -- the process by which misfolded amyloid proteins form insoluble fibril deposits -- which occurs in a host of diseases, including type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's.

Obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, even after adjustment for potential confounders, according to a study published online June 21 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.