The Nevada Diabetes Association is offering a free patient event April 30 at Desert Springs Hospital to help educate diabetes patients about the signs and symptoms of painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (pDPN).
Kenneth D. Grant, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Touro University, is going to emphasize the importance of speaking with a physician, getting a proper diagnosis, and tips on how help to manage the condition.
Approximately 20 percent of people with diabetes experience pDPN, which is characterized by burning pain, pins and needles, or shooting pain in the hands or feet. It can become extremely debilitating, affecting patients' ability to participate in everyday activities, to sleep, and to exercise.
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic and progressive health conditions in the United States today; the incidence has skyrocketed in recent years.