Diabetes Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy

Over 6,000 healthcare professionals from across Asia, Africa and the Middle East were brought together at a ‘Demystifying Neuropathy Forum’ organised by P & G Health.

The online event saw presentations on the latest clinical guidance and research findings on screening and management of Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is a chronic clinical condition, wherein the peripheral nervous system is damaged.

Complications can include: Burns, skin injuries and wounds on the feet that could if severe and untreated eventually lead to amputation.

Besides diabetes, obesity, alcohol misuse, and B vitamins deficiencies are other high-risk factors leading to peripheral nerve damage.

One in ten people, and around half of all people with diabetes suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy, although there are variations across different countries reported to the event and contained within the link below.

Advocacy Action: Can you obtain the figures for Peripheral Neuropathy in your country? Do you have statistics for amputations due to diabetes complications, and their cost? Would you be able to call a debate and highlight the issuehttps://www.biospectrumasia.com/news/30/22480/1-in-10-people-and-1-in-2-diabetics-suffer-from-peripheral-neuropathy-pg-study.html