How does the prevalence of diabetic neuropathy vary by sex?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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DM affects men and women with equal frequency. However, male patients with type 2 diabetes may develop diabetic polyneuropathy earlier than female patients, [42] and neuropathic pain causes more morbidity in females than in males.


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