Revolutionizing Diabetes Care
Diabetes Accounts for 66% of Office Visits for Primary Care and Grows to 76% when Diabetes is the Reason for a Visit.
Diabetic Neuropathy (Painful & Painless)
Pain affects people in the U.S. more than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The CDC has reported that failing to objectively diagnose painful and painless neuropathy can lead to amputations of the toes, feet, or legs. Primary care providers play a key role in caring for patients with chronic pain, but many clinicians and insurance companies fail to emphasize the value of nonopioid alternatives. Diabetic Neuropathy (DN) is often recognized in two forms of peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes mellitus, which are often in the same patient living with diabetes: 50% may be symptomatic or painful (small fiber), and up to 50% may be asymptomatic or insensate (large fiber). Pain is often at the top of the list of painful conditions, and asymptomatic neuropathy, also known as loss of protective sensation (LOPS), also has life-altering changes for patients since both have morbidity and mortality risks.
(Painless) Diabetic large nerve fiber dysfunction, as measured by vibration, predicts foot ulceration, amputation, and mortality.