A Review on Vitamin B12 and Diabetic Neuropathy
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2021, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 99-101
AbstractVitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a vitamin that is important for several biological functions. It is acted as a neurotrophic factor with an affinity for neuronal tissues and has been showing to be essential in preserving and regenerating peripheral nerves. It is important in supporting the process of myelination, participating to functional restoration. Diabetic neuropathy mentions to various types of nerve damage linked to diabetes mellitus. These conditions are microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus including small blood vessels that provide nerves. Relatively, third, fourth, or sixth cranial nerve palsy are common conditions that may be linked with diabetic neuropathy. Interestingly, a significant correlation was found between lower vitamin B12 concentrations and possessing a positive diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy.
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