What is the global prevalence of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In a cohort of 4400 Belgian patients, Pirart et al found that 7.5% of patients already had neuropathy when diagnosed with diabetes. [39] After 25 years, the number with neuropathy rose to 45%. In the United Kingdom, the prevalence of diabetic neuropathy among the hospital clinic population was noted to be around 29%. [40]  A study by Pan et al found that in Beijing, peripheral neuropathy had prevalence rates of 21.92% and 35.34% in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, respectively. [41]


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