Diabetic Neuropathy: Be aware of itCreated by:
Diabetic Neuropathy is a long term complication of diabetes mellitus. Like other microvascular complications of diabetes, it is also a result of uncontrolled or poorly controlled blood sugar level. There is chance of both mononeuropathy and polyneuropathy. Patients may present with symptoms of motor, sensory or autonomic neuropathy. Many people even do not know that they are diabetic and come to doctors with features of neuropathy. I received many patients with complaints of pain and paraesthesia, excessive sweating etc. Many patients come with erectile dysfunction or gastrointestinal disturbance. So, be aware of it. Specially when you get a patient above 40 years old with these symptoms, check blood glucose level. Intensive insulin therapy is essential and symptomatic treatment is required for other problems.