Treatment of diabetic polyneuropathy: Update 2006.

  title={Treatment of diabetic polyneuropathy: Update 2006.},
  author={Dan Ziegler},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • Dan Ziegler
  • Published 2006 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
At least one of four diabetic patients is affected by distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP), which represents a major health problem, as it may present with partly excruciating neuropathic pain and is responsible for substantial morbidity, increased mortality, and impaired quality of life. Treatment is based on four cornerstones: (a) causal treatment aimed at (near)-normoglycemia, (b) treatment based on pathogenetic mechanisms, (c) symptomatic treatment, and (d) avoidance of risk factors and… CONTINUE READING