Young Diabetes Sufferers Also at Risk For Neuropathy
Do you have a child or grandchild with diabetes? If so, don’t make any assumptions about the dangers of peripheral neuropathy.
For many years, it has been assumed that the longer a person had diabetes, the more likely they would develop symptoms of neuropathy. But now a recent study shows that younger diabetes patients are also at risk. The study of almost 400 young type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients showed the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy was quite high, even similar to the levels found in adults with the disease.
Among the young adults in the study, those with type 2 diabetes were more likely to have higher rates of peripheral neuropathy than those with type 1.
Overall the likelihood of peripheral neuropathy in young adults with diabetes is almost the same as for adults with diabetes.
Neuropathy: A Dangerous Side Effect of Diabetes
It can begin with numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, and can lead to amputation if not treated in a timely manner. Just don’t think this only happens to older adults, because according to this study, it’s happening to all diabetic patients, young or old, no matter how long they’ve been diagnosed as diabetic.
The Villages Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment
Fortunately, many forms of neuropathy can be easily treated in a safe, pain free, non-surgical procedure available here in Central Florida from Dr. Jason Davis at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages. Learn more by clicking here. To find out more about this study, click here.