Endocrine Question #20
A client with diabetes informs the nurse of prickling, tingling, and burning sensations to lower extremities at night. The nurse expects to develop a plan of care with a focus on which medical condition?
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Raynauds disease
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a condition in diabetics that cause prickling, tingling, and burning sensations to peripheral extremities. Acute sensory and chronic sensorimotor neuropathies are the most common and prone to night time exacerbation. Albuminuria, Reynaud’s, and hypernatremia do not cause the symptoms described in the question.
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