Prevalence of Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (PDPN) in patients of Type-II Diabetes Mellitus
Author(s) : Arosha Arshad, Azka Tariq, Syed Rehan Iftikhar Bukhari, Berkes Istvan, Zsolt Radak, Hangody Laszlo and Laszlo Hangody Rudolf
The study aimed to determine the prevalence of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN) in uncontrolled type 2 diabetes patients.
Material and Methods:
A simple random sampling technique was used to collect data from 120 patients in four months; data collection was carried out via a questionnaire. Statistical package for the social scientists SPSS version 23 was used to analyze data statistically.
This study revealed that out of 120 individuals, thirty-seven percent were males, and sixty-three percent were females. All were suffering from Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. Among them, seventy-one percent of subjects were suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and fifty-three percent were suffering from painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN).
This study concluded that painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN) is highly prevalent in type 2 diabetes i.e. 52.9%, in Pakistan.
Key Words: Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy , Prevalence, Burning sensation, Muscle cramps.