Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Malays J Med Sci. 2003 Jul;10(2):27-30.

Management of diabetic neuropathy.

Author information

1
Senior Consultant Neurologist, Department of Medicine, Medical Faculty UKM.

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is the commonest cause of neuropathy worldwide. Diabetic neuropathy (DN) develops in about 4-10% of diabetic patients after 5 years and in 15% after 20 years. Four main mechanisms have been postulated to underlie the pathogenesis of DN. Diabetic neuropathy can be divided into symmetrical and asymmetrical neuropathies. Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (DAN) parallels the severity of DSN, and affects primarily the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems. The cornerstone of treatment of diabetic neuropathy is optimization of glycaemic control. Future treatments for diabetic neuropathy should address the underlying pathogenesis.

KEYWORDS:

Diabetes Mellitus; Management; Neuropathy

PMID:
23386794
PMCID:
PMC3561884
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center