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Approximately 60% to 70% of diabetics have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage causing impaired sensation or pain in the extremities, slowed digestion, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other nerve problems. Almost 30% of diabetics 40 years and older have impaired sensation in their feet.

National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf. Published 2011. Accessed November 18, 2016

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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