Approximately 10% to 65% of those with diabetes have some form of neuropathy, but not all with neuropathy have symptoms. Diabetic neuropathy mainly affects peripheral nerves.Despite its high burden, in many cases it remains under-diagnosed and under-treated.
Any patient presenting with diabetes and sensory changes to the hands or feet should have a comprehensive foot exam to assess skin, circulation, and sensation. Treatment of diabetic neuropathy requires a multidisciplinary approach. Treatment can just alleviate pain and control some associated symptoms. Reversal of the underlying process is rare. Failure to diagnose the condition can lead to serious consequences, including disability and amputation.
Comprehensive medical management and multiple modalities are effective in improving the process of care in diabetes. Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nutritional Therapy should be considered in patients to maximize treatment and help advise on the diet and exercise part of the treatment.
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