Exploring the management of painful diabetic neuropathy

We know that diabetes, and the complications that may accompany it, are becoming more common [1]. A World Health Organisation study looking at the Disability Adjusted Life Years for a range of diseases showed that globally diabetes has risen from 21st in 1990, to 14th in 2010; ischaemic heart disease was ranked 1st [2]. Painful diabetic neuropathy … [Read more...]

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy from a Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN) is a complex and multi-dimensional condition that affects up to 20% of people with diabetes. PDN is associated with considerable morbidity, mortality and diminished quality of life (QOL). Unfortunately, pain treatment with medication in PDN is frequently unsuccessful or only partially successful [1]. Patients with … [Read more...]