How Does Pain Affect Type 2 Diabetes

How Does Pain Affect Type 2 Diabetes


The new study recently published in the Journal
of General Internal Medicine found that nearly half of type 2 diabetes patients, who participate
in the trial, suffer from several pain symptoms. The data collected showed 47% of patients
reported 3 or more symptoms. Lead doctor Rebecca Sudore associate professor
of medicine and geriatrics at the University of California San Francisco says: “When you think about co-morbidities associated
with diabetes, such as peripheral neuropathy, this really isn’t so surprising. If you
also think about obesity epidemic, many obese patients not only have diabetes but osteoarthritis
and these may go hand in hand.” One of the most prescribed medicines used
to treat chronic pain is opioids. But doctor Mel Pohl director at Las Vegas Recovery Centre
says: “Opioids can be risky when dealing with lifelong
chronic pain. This is a condition that’s going to be with you for the rest of your
life, trying to kill the pain with the pill really sometimes backfires.” Doctor Sudore agrees with doctor Pohl saying: “Our results show that we really should not
be waiting until the latest stages of diabetes to focus on patients’ symptoms and we really
should consider early palliative care as part of usual chronic disease management.” Now it’s your turn, we want to know your
thoughts, so please comment below this video and join in on a discussion. For Pain Chronicle
I am Steve Sliker with your daily dose of pain news, brought to you by PainDoctor.com

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