What are the risk factors associated with severe symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Risk factors that are associated with more severe symptoms include the following [23] :

  • Poor glycemic control

  • Advanced age

  • Hypertension

  • Long duration of DM

  • Dyslipidemia

  • Smoking

  • Heavy alcohol intake

  • HLA-DR3/4 phenotype

  • Tall height


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