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- Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes that can manifest in many different forms such as distal symmetric peripheral neuroapthy (DPN), small fiber neuropathy, and mononeuropathy.
- DPN is the most common form of peripheral neuropathy in diabetes. It is a length-dependent, sensorimotor and predominantly axonal peripheral neuropathy in which symptoms begin at the distal ends of the longest peripheral nerves (i.e., those that extend to the feet).
- Sensory symptoms are predominant and often times symmetric.
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Last updated: September 25, 2016
Khoshnoodi, Nima, et al. "Peripheral Neuropathy." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2016. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547118/all/Peripheral_Neuropathy.
Khoshnoodi N, Polydefkis M, Westervelt D. Peripheral Neuropathy. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2016. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547118/all/Peripheral_Neuropathy. Accessed July 20, 2019.
Khoshnoodi, N., Polydefkis, M., & Westervelt, D. (2016). Peripheral Neuropathy. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547118/all/Peripheral_Neuropathy
Khoshnoodi N, Polydefkis M, Westervelt D. Peripheral Neuropathy [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2016. [cited 2019 July 20]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547118/all/Peripheral_Neuropathy.
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