Diabetic peripheral neuropathy


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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

A condition where the sensitivity of nerves to pain, temperature, and pressure is dulled, particularly in the legs and feet.
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Although there is a reasonable literature on the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in some of the SEA countries there are no published data from Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Maldives, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste.
Distal symmetrical neuropathy is the most common accounting for 75% of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the existence of symptoms and signs of peripheral nerve dysfunction in people with diabetes after ruling out other causes and often builds up as generalized asymptomatic dysfunction of peripheral nerve fibres.
Our study which was done in a tertiary care hospital showed that the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy among asymptomatic patients is 18%.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy occurs in about one-half of all patients with diabetes.
Prevalence and correlates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a saudi arabic population: a cross-sectional study.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) account for most of the risk for neuropathic ulcer formation in persons with diabetes.
A multicentre study of the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the United Kingdom hospital clinic population.
5,9) The experience of significant pain during the day, combined with lack of sleep at night, leads to great distress and is often the primary reason that patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy seek medical attention.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a complication of diabetes mellitus that affects nearly 60% of the diabetic population in the United States (1).
Aim and Objectives: (1) To estimate the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy among Type-2 Diabetic patients presenting to SMIMS Hospital; (2) To determine the risk factors for Diabetic peripheral neuropathy.