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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage, affects 60 to 70% of people with diabetes. Those who have lived with diabetes for 25 years or longer are more likely to have some degree of neuropathy, although symptoms are not always present. Do you know what to look for?

Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD 07/14.

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by Brenda Bell
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