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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - The Grade Study
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - The Grade Study

Diabetes - The Grade StudyDiabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a well known complication of diabetes affecting 50% of all diabetic patients.  The symptoms of DPN are sensory but can also affect the motor skills of diabetic patients.  We’ve always referred DPN as a peripheral neuropathy affecting the feet and hands.  But a...

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorm

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD) is a granulomatous skin disease found in diabetic patients.  The prevalence ofnecrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum NLD is quite rare being found in less than 0.3% of all diabetics.(1)  Fifty percent of all diabetic patients with NLD are insulin dependent.

Wha...

Saying NO to Diabetes
Saying NO to Diabetes

Walking, sunshine and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.walking for diabetes

Walking – how could something so simple be so effective?  Robert Roy Britt in his Medium article entitled The Case for Walking – small steps yield big benefits, focuses on studies that prove that point. Britt describes the work of Brigham and W...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy  - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 3)
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 3)

Part 3 - Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Objective -

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of both type 1 (T2DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes.  Diabetes causes a number of different neuropathic complications to include sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy  - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 2)
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 2)

Part 2 - Examination guidelines for physicians and midlevel providers

Objectives

In part 1 of this three-part blog on the treatment of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) we discussed the economic impact of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the pathophysiology of DPN and staging of DP...