Sc10.02 Prevalence Of Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy In Type 2 Diabetic Patients Attending A Diabetes Centre In Turkey

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B. Vatansever1,2, M. SargÕn1,2, E. Orbay1,2, T. Karabayraktar1,2, M. Demir1,2;
1Diabetes and Family Medicine Departments, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Buket Vatansever
kartal education and training hospital
istanbul
Turkey
Email: buket_vatansever@yahoo.com
Phone: 05057295975
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Background and Aim. The painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy is one of the important problem that affects the quality of life in diabetics. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, risk factors and awareness of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetic patients attending a major Turkish diabetes centre. Method. The presence of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy investigated by using validated DN4 pain questionnaire. Score of ?4 was considered positive. We divided patients in two groups according to DN4 results as painful DN positive and negative. Results. 621 consecutive type 2 diabetic patients who were admitted to the diabetes outpatient clinic, enrolled (Mean age 59ñ9.9 years, female/male: 359/262). Overall 33% of the patients were diagnosed as having painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Female gender(p
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SC10.02
Prevalence of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetic patients attending a diabetes centre in Turkey