Abstract

A CLINICAL APPROACH TO DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Author(s): Riyaz Mohammed1

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by increased blood sugars, which can lead to multiple macrovascular and microvascular problem. It is also a known cause of debilitating problem like peripheral neuropathy (PN). This review is done to explain the importance of detecting peripheral neuropathy in a clinical practice. PN causes discomfort and pain in the lower extremities, loss or absence of sensations in the lower extremities leading to postural problems, risk of ulcerations of foot, and reduced quality of life in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. A variety of methods are used to evaluate peripheral nerve functions (objective and subjective measures). It is important to understand how to evaluating PN in routine practice and preventing foot ulcers or fall-related morbidity and mortality in adults with Type 2 Diabetes.

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