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Peripheral neuropathy and the insensate foot; more than diabetes

from Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Most clinicians attribute the insensate foot in persons with diabetes to neuropathy that develops approximately 10 to 15 years after the onset of abnormal serum glucose. Dr. Andrews and her colleagues from the Mayo Clinic challenge this belief. They assert that although diabetes mellitus is "one of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy worldwide, it is not the cause of neuropathy in all patients with diabetes." Further, the authors urge clinicians that "other causes should be actively excluded." more


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