Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Diabetic Neuropathy?

Dianna Quan, MD; Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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November 10, 2016

A large American study estimated that 47% of patients with diabetes have some peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy is estimated to be present in 7.5% of patients at the time of diabetes diagnosis. More than half of cases are distal symmetric polyneuropathy. Focal syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome (14%-30%), radiculopathies/plexopathies, and cranial neuropathies account for the rest. Solid prevalence data for the latter two less common syndromes is lacking.

For more on the different forms of neuropathy, read here.

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