IGF-I, see Insulin-like growth factor-I IGT, see Impaired glucose tolerance Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), diabetic neuropathy risk factor, 26, 231, 232 Incontinence, see Bladder dysfunction; Fecal incontinence Inflammatory demyelinative polyneuropathy, diabetes association and clinical features, 375 Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)
neuroprotection and signaling, 122, 136,
236, 237 therapeutic prospects, 329 Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), clinical trials in diabetic neuropathy, 329 Isosorbide dinitrate, painful neuropathy management, 361 IVIg, see Intravenous immunoglobulin
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