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Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Solomon Tesfaye
  • Jing Wu
Chapter
Part of the Contemporary Diabetes book series (CDI)

Abstract

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes and a cause of considerable morbidity and increased mortality. Diabetic neuropathy encompasses several neuropathic syndromes, the commonest of which is diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), the main initiating factor for foot ulceration. Some patients with peripheral neuropathy may experience troublesome neuropathic pain that is difficult to treat. DPN is also associated with autonomic neuropathy that can involve almost all the systems of the body and may have devastating consequences such as sudden death. This chapter looks at the common neuropathic complications of diabetes and their treatment.

Keywords

Diabetic neuropathy Autonomic neuropathy Distal symmetrical polyneuropathy Painful neuropathy Mononeuropathy Carpal tunnel syndrome Proximal motor neuropathy Gastroparesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of EndocrinologyXiangya Hospital, Central South UniversityChangshaChina

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