Awareness of neuropathy as a chronic complication of diabetes is
constantly increasing. Diabetes centers adopt methods to diagnose neuropathy
without neurological training. This trend calls for instructions on how to use
and interpret diagnostic methods. This book includes recent research and covers
clinical, technical, and public health aspects of neuropathy, bringing together
the top experts in the field.
Foreword Diabetes: pathobiochemistry, clinic principles of therapy, prognosis Structure and function of the nervous system Somatosensory nervous system Autonomic nervous system Epidemiology and natural history of diabetic neuropathy Pathogenesis and pathology of diabetic neuropathy Histopathology Pathobiochemistry General principles of pathogenetic therapy Clinical features and treatment of diabetic neuropathy Staging Classification Sensorimotor diabetic neuropathy: diagnosis, clinical features, treatment Autonomic diabetic neuropathy Diabetic foot Special syndromes Diabetic cachexia Evaluation of drug effects Socio-economic aspects of diabetic neuropathy Diabetes and complications Decreased working capacity and life expectancy Quality of life Drug treatment Guidelines for structured care Screening, monitoring Levels of care Foot mobile Foot clinics Index References