Risk factors for developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy

What are the risk factors for developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

  • Duration of diabetes
  • Degree of glycemic control
  • Older age
  • Male gender
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Nicotine use
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme D allele


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