As a medical professional, you see diabetic patients daily. Whether you’re a pharmacist filling their various inhibitor prescriptions or a chiropractor addressing other issues. No matter where your patients are on their diabetic journey, they need to know what peripheral neuropathy is and how to detect its symptoms. They also need the knowledge to manage it effectively. While stats vary, approximately 50 percent of diabetic patients will suffer from nerve damage at some point.
The longer an individual has diabetes, the greater their chances of developing this complication. Peripheral neuropathy contributes to various health problems and can significantly impact independence and quality of life. Undiagnosed and untreated, it represents a fast track to infections, amputations, and premature death.
But painful diabetic neuropathy doesn’t have to be inevitable! Here’s what your patients need to know about the symptoms, complications, and management of peripheral neuropathy.