Diabetes-induced peripheral neuropathy: Is prescribing physical exercise the answer?

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  • Saghir Akhtar Division of Human Function and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, QU Health, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17305/bb.2023.10188

Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus, peripheral neuropathy, exercise, diabetes complications, neuronal dysfunction, physical activity

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus, a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia, has become a global health concern with an increasing prevalence worldwide. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that over 537 million adults currently have diabetes, and they project that this figure will likely exceed 780 million by 2045. In addition, a further 541 million adults are thought to exhibit impaired glucose tolerance/prediabetes. Among its many complications, diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) affects up to 50% of sufferers, with some studies showing that its prevalence, even in prediabetes, may be as high as 77%.

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11-01-2024

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Diabetes-induced peripheral neuropathy: Is prescribing physical exercise the answer?. Biomol Biomed [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 11 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/10188