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Medical History for Diabetic Neuropathy


Medical History for Diabetic Neuropathy

Since early diabetic neuropathy may not cause symptoms, a careful medical history is very important. During the medical history, the doctor may ask about the following:

Symptoms

  • What kinds of symptoms are you having?
  • How long you have had the symptoms?
  • What makes them worse?
  • What makes them better?

Medicines

  • What medicines are you taking? Bring a complete list of medicines that you are taking or bring the medicines with you.
  • Are you having frequent high blood sugar levels?
  • Are you having frequent low blood sugar levels?

Lifestyle

  • What kind of physical activity do you get? How often?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you drink alcohol?
  • Are you following your diabetes diet?

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBarrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
Last RevisedMay 13, 2010

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