Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Leg Numbness due to Diabetes Evaluation

The evaluation of diabetic neuropathy starts with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with diabetic nephropathy may include:


Testing may be necessary to assess the severity of the diabetic neuropathy.

Tests that may be used to evaluate diabetic neuropathy include:

Less common tests that may be used to evaluate diabetic neuropathy include:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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