Individuals, who are affected by diabetes and are regularly unable to keep their blood glucose levels at normal levels, have a high risk of developing Cranial Mononeuropathy III - Diabetic Type.
It is important to note that having a risk factor does not mean that one will get the condition. A risk factor increases ones chances of getting a condition compared to an individual without the risk factors. Some risk factors are more important than others.
Also, not having a risk factor does not mean that an individual will not get the condition. It is always important to discuss the effect of risk factors with your healthcare provider.
The oculomotor nerve (also known as the third cranial nerve) is affected due to diabetes. This results in Cranial Mononeuropathy III (Diabetic Type). Damage of this cranial nerve leads to double vision and drooping of the eyelids.
The signs and symptoms of Cranial Mononeuropathy - III Diabetic Type include:
In addition to the above symptoms, individual may also have symptoms of diabetes that include the following:
The diagnosis of Cranial Mononeuropathy III - Diabetic Type may involve:
Other tests may include:
Many clinical conditions may have similar signs and symptoms. Your healthcare provider may perform additional tests to rule out other clinical conditions to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.
Cranial Mononeuropathy III - Diabetic Type may lead to complications such as:
The treatment for Cranial Mononeuropathy III - Diabetic Type includes:
Maintaining blood sugar levels at normally required levels can help in lowering the risk of Cranial Mononeuropathy III - Diabetic Type in diabetics.
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