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    Am I at Risk for Diabetic Nerve Pain?

    Answer a few questions, and you'll get:

    • A personal report about your risk for nerve pain
    • Information about diabetic neuropathy
    • Tips to help you avoid pain and damage to your nerves

    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 09, 2017

    Sources:

    Joslin Diabetes Center, "Clinical Guideline for Adults with Diabetes," May 21, 2010.

    American Diabetes Association. "Summary of Revisions for the 2013 Clinical Practice Recommendations," Diabetes Care, January 2013.

    American Diabetes Association: "Treating High Blood Pressure in People with Diabetes."

    Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Health Information Library: Diabetic Neuropathy."

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): "Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes."

    "Diabetic Neuropathies: A statement by the American Diabetes Association," Diabetes Care, April 2005.

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): "NINDS Diabetic Neuropathy Information Page."

    Tesfaye, S. New England Journal of Medicine, Jan. 27, 2005.

    Familydoctor.org: "Diabetic Neuropathy."

    CDC: "Living With Diabetes: Keep Your Feet Healthy."

    Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences: "Tinea pedis and onychomycosis frequency in diabetes mellitus patients and diabetic foot ulcers. A cross sectional – observational study."

    Podiatry Today: "Treating Tinea Pedis In Patients With Diabetes."

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