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Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Energy Disorders: Diabetes, ME/CFS and FM - Can Diabetes Tell Us Anything About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

There are the intriguingly similar exercise test findings in ME/CFS and diabetes, and the possibly high rates of small fiber neuropathy in both diabetes and FM.  All three disorders feature high rates of oxidative stress, arterial stiffness, and signs of inflammation. Heart rate variability studies suggest sympathetic nervous system activation in all three disorders. Autonomic nervous system issues are rampant in diabetes and may be central to ME/CFS. The leptin findings in FM, ME/CFS, and diabetes indicate another sphere of overlap, and then underlying all of this potentially is a similar inflammatory milieu.

The Energy Disorders: Diabetes, ME/CFS and FM – Can Diabetes Tell Us Anything About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

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