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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathies are neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus. These conditions are thought to result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (vasa nervorum) in addition to macrovascular conditions that can culminate in diabetic neuropathy. Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy; mononeuropathy; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful polyneuropathy; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, 48% report having skin lesion, 37% report having foot or toe pain, and 33% report having loss of sensation. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are poor circulation and foot or toe stiffness or tightness, although you may still have diabetic peripheral neuropathy without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy often receive hematologic tests, wound care management, glucose measurement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), hemoglobin a1c measurement, examination of foot, lipid panel and other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy include gabapentin, insulin glargine (lantus), glipizide, insulin, aspart, human (novolog), glyburide, pregabalin (lyrica), rosiglitazone (avandia), silver sulfadiazine topical, sitagliptin (januvia), collagenase topical, cellulose, exenatide (byetta) and glyburide / metformin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for diabetic peripheral neuropathy include age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
2.4x
75+ years
1.8x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
1.1x
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