Is Charcot Marie Tooth Disease associated with Diabetes Mellitus?

I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes about 3 years ago. It has progerssively gotten worse. I was diagnosed with Diabetic Polyneuropathy last year as well. I was always described as a "clumbsy" child. My mother said I was the only person she knew that could fall down without taking a step.

My neuro says I have a gait disturbance but has done nothing as far as telling my why.

I had some foot pain the last three days and had an x-ray done. My Internist told me I have arthritis and bone spurs but it could be Charcot Marie Tooth Disease.

Is there any information out there linking Charcot Marie Tooth Disease and Diabetes?

Written By Nurse007

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  • Lissacal January 19, 2009, 1:56 am

    Are you confused on the name? Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is named for the physicians who identified the disease, Charcot, Marie, and Tooth. It is not the same as Charcot's foot disease, a neuropathic joint disease that is a common complication of diabetes mellitus. http://www.neurologychannel.com/charcot/
    For more info on Charcot's foot disease, look here: http://www.diabetes.usyd.edu.au/foot/Charcot1.html

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