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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

 

 

A large percentage of the population suffers from diabetes. In a percentage of the diabetic patients, microangiopathy develops due to chronic hyperglycemia and due to the poor condition of the small vessels of the upper and lower limbs. These small vessels supply blood to the small nerves that are distributed in the arms and legs. Neuropathy gradually develops due to poor perfusion of these nerves. The patient initially complains of decreased sensation and numbness in the hands and feet. This symptom may then develop into pain that is not controlled by painkillers. In some cases, invasive treatments are required to treat these symptoms; these treatments include subcutaneous electrode placement with a special pacemaker, which relieves many diabetic patients.

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