The Effect of Intensive Diabetes Therapy on the Development and Progression of Neuropathy

@article{1995TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Intensive Diabetes Therapy on the Development and Progression of Neuropathy},
  author={},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={122},
  pages={561-568}
}
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
For many patients, diabetes mellitus would be little more than a troublesome but manageable metabolic disorder were it not for its devastating late complications. Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy in developed nations. Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 15% of all persons with diabetes [1] and 37% of persons 18 years and older with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The prevalence of neuropathy depends on the specific definition used [2]. The hallmark of… 
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