Many patients with prediabetes, diabetes unaware of nerve damage

05/23/2013 |

Nearly 24% of prediabetes patients and 22% of those with diabetes had distal sensorimotor polyneuropathy, according to a German study published in Diabetes Care. However, 91% of those with prediabetes and 77% of diabetes patients with DSPN were not aware they had the condition, researchers said. Moreover, 72% of diabetes patients who had undergone a foot assessment did not know they had DSPN, researchers said.

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