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Epidemiology of diabetic neuropathy

Robyn Tapp and Jonathan Shaw

in Diabetic Neuropathy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199551064
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607303 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199551064.003.0001

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Epidemiology of diabetic neuropathy

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• Diabetic neuropathies affect up to 50% of those with diabetes. • The most common form is peripheral diabetic neuropathy. • Peripheral diabetic neuropathy is present in around 30% of those treated in a clinic setting. • The key treatable risk factor for peripheral diabetic neuropathy is glycaemic control. • An understanding of diabetic neuropathies is vital for improved targeting and treatment of high risk groups.

Chapter.  2830 words. 

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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