Association Between Duration and Symptoms in Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy.


  • Joshi Kanchan Post Graduate Student, DVVPF's, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar
  • Harishchandre Maheshwari Associate professor, DVVPF'S College of Physiotherapy,Ahmednagar
  • Prof. Dr. Ganvir Suvarna (PhD) Professor & HOD, DVVPF's College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar



Blood sugar level, Diabetic Neuropathy, Physiotherapy


Introduction: High blood sugar level leads to Diabetic Neuropathy.The average time gap between the onset of diabetes and its detection in an individual is 4 -7 years. . Methodology: It was a population based cross-sectional study conducted using purposive sampling method on 50 samples of patients who were diagnosed as Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Neuropathy according to MNSI and HbA1C, admitted in I.P.D and Neurophysiotherapy O.P.D at tertiary care hospital for duration of 1 year. Asymptomatic diabetic patients, patients with severe neurological, musculoskeletal or cardiac problems, non-co-operative patients and the patients with poor mental status were excluded from study. Ahmednagar Neuropathy Screening Instrument Scale (ANSI) was administered on the patients. Results: Data was analyzed by using ANOVA test which shows that mean value of total score of symptoms on ANSI for the duration of 0-5 years is 6.15 which goes on increasing as the duration increases and it is 36 for the duration of 30 years of Diabetic Neuropathy which reveals that as the duration increases, the severity of symptoms also goes on increasing. So the final result is; there is association between duration and symptoms in patients with Diabetic Neuropathy. Conclusion: Diabetic Neuropathy consumes more time to show its physical symptoms on patient’s i.e. longer the duration of having diabetic neuropathy more symptoms are appears in the patients. As the coefficient is significant, the present study concluded that there is association between duration and symptoms in patients with diabetic neuropathy.



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How to Cite

Kanchan, J., Maheshwari , H., & Suvarna (PhD), P. D. G. (2024). Association Between Duration and Symptoms in Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 6(1), 20–26.



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