Dr Hira Sattar,Dr Noshaba Akbar,Dr Zubia Ikram
Multiple conditions and complications are linked with diabetes mellitus which are well known cause of pain. Mostly in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, there is painful peripheral neuropathy which is micro-vascular complication and affecting almost 16% of them. Other painful co-morbidities which have rheumatic manifestations in diabetes such as entrapment neuropathy and cheiroarthpathy are well associated with pain. Pain in diabetic patients is not in direct relation to complication of the disease. Literature has reported that in type 2 diabetic patients in which the sample size was 11,689 almost 58% were suffering from moderate to severe pain. It concludes that pain is highly prevalent in diabetic patients. The current study has showed that pain is prevalent among fatigued participants who were having type 1 diabetes. Diabetes related complications include joint and muscle pain more targeting lower back or headache. Both pain and fatigue severity lead to functional impairment. So, fatigue treatment I type 1 diabetic patients is very important to keep good quality of life and avoid pain ultimately.