Study: More than 25% of youth with type 2 diabetes have peripheral neuropathy

12/2/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Young people with type 2 diabetes have a higher prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy than those with type 1 diabetes, with rates approaching those of adults with type 2, according to a study of 399 subjects diagnosed before age 20. The study, conducted by the University of Michigan, was published in the journal Diabetes Care. "Because of the significant disability brought on by [this, including] pain, poor quality of life, ulcers, and amputations, it is essential that physicians be aware that diabetic peripheral neuropathy can occur early," said principal investigator Dr. Eva Feldman.

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