Prevalence of Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Abstract

•In order to assess the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients 105 type 2 diabetic patients aged (52 ± 7.8) years, 54 males and 51 females were investigated.•This study considered the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and it was made when two or more of the following three abnormalities: diabetic neuropathy symptom, diabetic neuropathy examination and nerve conduction studies were present.•Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients was 76.19 %•It has been found that age, HbA1c % and duration of diabetes mellitus (DM) significantly effect the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy (P < 0.05), while gender, body mass index, therapeutic regimen of DM and lipid profile (total serum cholesterol, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein and fasting triglyceride) not effect the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy (P > 0.05).