Who is most at risk for diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

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You are at a higher risk for diabetic peripheral neuropathy if your blood glucose levels are not managed well. Keeping blood glucose levels within their target range as much as possible will significantly reduce your risk for nerve damage. Other factors that increase your risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy are smoking and having diabetes for 25 years or more.

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