IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 2008-2013

Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions

Authors: Mohammad Mater Aljohani, Amjad Taj Karam, Ayman Abdulaziz Alamri, Mohammed Hamed Manfaloti, Hussain Abbas Alnakhli, Hatem Ahmed Shaqroon.

ABSTRACT

Diabetes mellitus prevalence is rising worldwide. Long-term microvascular and macrovascular complications are responsible for the huge morbidity and mortality caused by this disease; they burden patients and healthcare systems. The most reported complication is diabetic neuropathy. It is linked to a long duration of diabetes and poor glycemic control, resulting in significant pain and distress. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the largest country in the Middle East that occupies approximately four-fifths of the Arabian Peninsula, supporting more than 33.3 million people. Around one-fourth of the people above the age of 30 years have diabetes. This review discusses the following on diabetic neuropathy in KSA: prevalence, risk factors, testing, management, awareness, and quality of life of neuropathic patients from the recently published studies conducted on the Saudi diabetic population.

Keywords:
Micro-vascular complications, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic pain, autonomic neuropathy, Saudi Arabia.


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Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions


Authors
Mohammad Mater Aljohani
Family Medicine Consultant, Al Harrah Al Grbiah Primary Health Care Center, Ministry of Health, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Taj Karam
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Ayman Abdulaziz Alamri
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Hamed Manfaloti
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Hussain Abbas Alnakhli
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Hatem Ahmed Shaqroon
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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. Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia.; t-atmk@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Sep 2020
Accepted 08 Oct 2020
Published online 20 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Aljohani MM, Karam AT, Alamri AA, Manfaloti MH, Alnakhli HA, Shaqroon HA. Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 2008-2013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


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Aljohani MM, Karam AT, Alamri AA, Manfaloti MH, Alnakhli HA, Shaqroon HA. Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=138606 [Access: January 26, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


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Aljohani MM, Karam AT, Alamri AA, Manfaloti MH, Alnakhli HA, Shaqroon HA. Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 2008-2013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


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Aljohani MM, Karam AT, Alamri AA, Manfaloti MH, Alnakhli HA, Shaqroon HA. Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 26, 2021]; 4(11): 2008-2013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


Harvard Style

Aljohani, M. M., Karam, . A. T., Alamri, . A. A., Manfaloti, . M. H., Alnakhli, . H. A. & Shaqroon, . H. A. (2020) Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions. IJMDC, 4 (11), 2008-2013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


Turabian Style

Aljohani, Mohammad Mater, Amjad Taj Karam, Ayman Abdulaziz Alamri, Mohammed Hamed Manfaloti, Hussain Abbas Alnakhli, and Hatem Ahmed Shaqroon. 2020. Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 2008-2013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


Chicago Style

Aljohani, Mohammad Mater, Amjad Taj Karam, Ayman Abdulaziz Alamri, Mohammed Hamed Manfaloti, Hussain Abbas Alnakhli, and Hatem Ahmed Shaqroon. "Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 2008-2013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Aljohani, Mohammad Mater, Amjad Taj Karam, Ayman Abdulaziz Alamri, Mohammed Hamed Manfaloti, Hussain Abbas Alnakhli, and Hatem Ahmed Shaqroon. "Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 2008-2013. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Aljohani, M. M., Karam, . A. T., Alamri, . A. A., Manfaloti, . M. H., Alnakhli, . H. A. & Shaqroon, . H. A. (2020) Diabetic neuropathy in Saudi Arabia: a comprehensive review for further actions. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 2008-2013. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601343665


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