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Peripheral Neuropathy

Michael Polydefkis, M.D., M.H.S., Donna Westervelt,
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DEFINITION

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN): the most common neuropathy in diabetes
  • DPN is a length-dependent, sensory predominant peripheral neuropathy in which symptoms begin at the distal ends of the longest peripheral nerves (i.e., those that extend to the feet).
  • Neuropathy in a person with diabetes may not be due to diabetes alone [4].

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Last updated: June 17, 2011