Are children affected by diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

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Diabetic neuropathies are most common in those who have had diabetes for 25 years or longer. Therefore, the rate of incidence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is rare in children. However, nerve damage is a potential long-term complication for children. Managing blood glucose will significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy in the future. If your child complains of numbness, tingling, or severe pain in the feet or hands, they should be tested right away for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. There are ways to manage these symptoms and prevent further complications.

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