Well, here’s something you really don’t want to hear: “Carpal tunnel syndrome may be an early warning sign that diabetes is just around the corner.”
That’s according to an article called “Carpal Tunnel May Predict Diabetes” over at WebMD.
In a study of 2,655 people with diabetes (compared against 5,300 without it), researchers looked back through nine years of medical records and found out that “people who had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome were 36% more likely to later be diagnosed with diabetes, regardless of other diabetes risk factors.”
They go on to say that they can’t prove anything yet, but it apparently is known that nerve injuries are common with diabetes, so maybe CTS could be a warning sign of what’s down the road for some…
I guess we better stop eating those Big Macs and chocolate shakes before the twinges in our joints turn into something even more serious.