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A 52-year-old female asked:

severe progressive peripheral neuropathy. for 10 years. type 2 diabetes for 2 years. ? lupus?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Most likely DM: Most people with type 2 dm have had it for years before it is ever diaganosed. You may have had it and it lead to neuropathy but to know for sure if you neuropathy is consistent with dm. Ask dr about nerve conduction studies or an emg.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.

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Last updated Mar 25, 2014

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