Enhanced glucose control for preventing and treating diabetic neuropathy.
Authors Callaghan BC, Little AA, Feldman EL, Hughes RA
Submitted By Eva Feldman on 10/31/2012
Status Published
Journal Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Year 2012
Date Published 8/1/2012
Volume : Pages 6 : CD007543
PubMed Reference 22696371
Abstract There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes affects younger people and
needs treatment with insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes affects older people
and can usually be treated by diet and oral drugs. Diabetic neuropathy affects
10% of patients with diabetes mellitus at diagnosis and 40% to 50% after 10
years. Enhanced glucose control is the best studied intervention for the
prevention of this disabling condition but there have been no systematic reviews
of the evidence.

Investigators with authorship
Eva FeldmanUniversity of Michigan