International Journal of
Medical and Pharmaceutical

 Why us?

 Open Access
 Rapid publication
 Lifetime hosting
 Free indexing service
 Free promotion service
 More citations
 Search engine friendly
Assessing the Prevalence and Correlates of Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes Patients A Cross-Sectional Study
Dr. Resham A. Kukreja, Dr. Ajay A. Kukreja
DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.10663227
Download PDF

Background: Peripheral neuropathy is a prevalent and debilitating complication of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), significantly affecting patients' quality of life. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and correlates of peripheral neuropathy among T2DM patients.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 T2DM patients, assessing the presence of peripheral neuropathy and analyzing its association with demographic, clinical, and lifestyle factors.

Results: The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy was found to be 40%. Significant correlates of peripheral neuropathy included BMI ≥30 kg/m² (adjusted Odds Ratio [aOR]=1.8, p=0.02), duration of diabetes >10 years (aOR=2.3, p<0.01), and HbA1c >9% (aOR=2.9, p<0.01). Smoking showed a trend towards increased risk but was not statistically significant in the adjusted model.

Conclusion: Peripheral neuropathy affects a significant proportion of T2DM patients, with obesity, long duration of diabetes, and poor glycemic control being key associated factors. These findings highlight the critical need for integrated diabetes management strategies focusing on weight and glycemic control to prevent or delay the onset of peripheral neuropathy.

Follow Us

About Us

IJMPR is an international open access source for a high quality and peer reviewed journal in the fields of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. IJMPR publishes research papers across all academic disciplines in the fields of Medical, Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Contact Us
Copyright © 2023 | IJMPR | All Rights Reserved


A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: fwrite(): write of 34 bytes failed with errno=122 Disk quota exceeded

Filename: drivers/Session_files_driver.php

Line Number: 267


A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: session_write_close(): Failed to write session data using user defined save handler. (session.save_path: /var/cpanel/php/sessions/ea-php74)

Filename: Unknown

Line Number: 0