Peripheral Nervous System Involvement in Diabetes and Role of RehabilitationWilliam Jens and Aiesha Ahmed*
Department of Neurology, Penn State University, 30 Hope Drive, EC 037 Hershey, PA 17033, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Aiesha Ahmed, MD
Department of Neurology
Penn State University
30 Hope Drive, EC 037 Hershey
PA 17033, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 30, 2016; Accepted date: December 07, 2016; Published date: December 14, 2016
Citation: Jens W, Ahmed A (2016) Peripheral Nervous System Involvement in Diabetes and Role of Rehabilitation. Int J Neurorehabilitation 3:233. doi:10.4172/2376-0281.1000233
Copyright: © 2016 Jens W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Diabetes is well known to affect peripheral nervous system. We have summarized the multiple different presentations of peripheral nervous system involvement in this disease along with the medical and rehabilitation management. The clinical presentation depends on the localization of the damage which can involve nerve roots, plexus, focal nerves, diffuse involvement of multiple nerves and autonomic system. The process can be acute or insidious based on the pathology which can be variable.