Various forms of diabetic neuropathy are studied. Several studies show that, more than half of the patients with type 2 DM may be present with neuropathy after only 10 years. Various types of neuropathy are associated with diabetic foot ulcers but knowledge about the association between different forms of neuropathy and other diabetic complications has not been described sufficiently.
Several new diagnostic tools are available for diagnosing diabetic neuropathy, which may be important in early detection neuropathy were the complication may be reversed or progression to more severe stages may be prevented.
The primary aim is to explore the prevalence of diabatic neuropathy in patients with type 1 and type 2 DM at SDCC and secondarily to explore associations between diabetic neuropathy and complications, as described in the respective sections below.
Foot clinic, SDCC.