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Michigan Neurologic Scale in Early Screening for Diabetic Neuropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Objective: To apply the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Scale in social health to achieve early detection, intervention, and treatment of diabetic neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: Fifty-eight patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with weakened dorsalis pedis arteries attending the outpatient clinic of Huangtian Community Health Service Center, Bao'an District Central Hospital, Shenzhen City, China, from April to June 2023 were selected to undergo the early screening of diabetic neuropathy through MNSI, and those with abnormal results were pulled into the unified management of the micro-credit group for regular popularization of science. Before and after the management, the patients were surveyed on their understanding of diabetic neuropathy-related contents and their satisfaction with the doctors, and t-tests were performed on the two results. Results: A total of 54 valid questionnaires were obtained, of which 14 had abnormal questionnaire results, and 5 were diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy after the abnormal ones went to the hospital for electromyography. Patients' scores on the survey of understanding of diabetic neuropathy were significantly higher after management than before management (P<0.05), and their satisfaction with their doctors improved (P<0.05). The regular popularization of the WeChat group allowed patients to have a correct knowledge of diabetic neuropathy, increased attention and reduced panic, and more trust and confidence in our doctors, thus increasing the contracting rate and consultation rate of family doctors in key populations. Conclusion: MNSI is effective and convenient for early detection, intervention and treatment of diabetic neuropathy, and is worth promoting its application in social welfare.

Michigan Nerve Scale, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Neuropathy

Na Li, Xuemei Wang. (2023). Michigan Neurologic Scale in Early Screening for Diabetic Neuropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology, 8(3), 42-44.

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