Frequency of peripheral neuropathy in newly diagnosed cases of type II diabetes mellitus.
Keywords:Diabetes Mellitus, Glucose, Metabolic Disorder, Peripheral Neuropathy
Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of peripheral neuropathy in newly diagnosed cases of type II diabetes mellitus. Study Design: Cross Sectional Study. Setting: Department of Medicine at Avicenna Medical & Dental College, Lahore. Period: 1st February 2020 to 31st July 2020. Material & Methods: One hundred and twenty newly diagnosed patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus were enrolled in this study. Patients detailed demographically recorded after getting written consent. Patients were diagnosed for the duration of 4-weeks and calculated fasting blood sugar (FBS) of ≥126mg/dl, and Random Blood Sugar (RBS) of ≥200 mg/dl or HbA1c ≤6.5. Results: Seventy (58.3%) were males and rest 50 (41.7%) were females with mean age 37.15±10.91 years. Mean body mass index of the patients was 22.48±3.66 kg/m2. Forty two (35%) patients had symptoms of peripheral neuropathy while that patient’s who did not have any symptom was 78 (65%). Same symptoms were observed within 4-weeks and we noticed that 23 (19.2%) patients showed peripheral neuropathy and rest 97 (80.8%) patients did not have any symptoms. Conclusion: The frequency of peripheral neuropathy is higher in early stages of type II diabetes mellitus and its frequency can be reduced to diagnose within a month.
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