Eight months ago, a patient developed diabetic neuropathy. He is now complaining of a severe burning sensation, pain, and numbness in both lower limbs. He currently is taking pregabalin (Lyrica) at 150 mg bid and duloxetine at 60 mg bid.
Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, associated with duration of the disease and duration of hyperglycemia. Article covers treating the painful symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy. This article focuses on the epidemiology and pathogenesis as well as clinical features, diagnosis, and management of DSPN, the most common form of diabetic neuropathy.
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