What complications are at increased risk with diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

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

Consider any patient with clinical evidence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy to be at risk for foot ulceration, and provide education on foot care. [75] If necessary, refer the patient to a podiatrist. Admit patients for an infected diabetic foot ulcer or gangrene.

For more information, see Diabetic Foot.

For more information, see Diabetic Foot Infections.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!