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Q. Why do diabetics develop diabetic neuropathy?

Answered by
Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 18, 2019

Hi doctor,

Can you tell me, do all the diabetics develop diabetic neuropathy? My relative is 25 and just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetics. Will she definitely develop neuropathy. Can you also tell me the estimates of the number of diabetics developing it? She is diabetic but is not a BP patient.

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Almost all the people having diabetes will sometime during the course of the disease will develop diabetic neuropathy. The reason is damage to microvasculature (small blood vessels supplying the nerves) get affected. Even with fairly well controlled diabetes this does happen. In case if the control is poor then severity increases rapidly. Hence it is very essential to achieve a strict glucose control all through out the course of the disease.


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