U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 47-year-old member asked:

how long does it take for neuropathy to set in, if you've had diabetes about 5 years?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Variable: The longer you have diabetes the greater the chances of developingpdn. The fact that you have gone 5 years is great, i assume you have type 2 dm. If you keep your sugars under good control with diest/exercise/medication you may never get neuropathy.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Times vary.: Everyone is different. Neuropathy may develop quickly or it may take years to develop depending on a variety of factors.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Apr 3, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.