Updates in diabetic peripheral neuropathy

  • Juster-Switlyk K
  • Smith A
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Abstract

Diabetes has become one of the largest global health-care problems of the 21 st century. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the population prevalence of diabetes in the US is approaching 10% and is increasing by 5% each year. Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication associated with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes causes a broad spectrum of neuropathic complications, including acute and chronic forms affecting each level of the peripheral nerve, from the root to the distal axon. This review will focus on the most common form, distal symmetric diabetic polyneuropathy. There has been an evolution in our understanding of the pathophysiology and the management of diabetic polyneuropathy over the past decade. We highlight these new perspectives and provide updates from the past decade of research.

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Juster-Switlyk, K., & Smith, A. G. (2016). Updates in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. F1000Research, 5, 738. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.7898.1

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