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Diabetic neuropathy is a severe, disabling chronic condition that affects a significant number of individuals with diabetes. Long considered a disease of the peripheral nervous system, there is mounting evidence of central nervous system involvement. Recent advances in neuroimaging methods have led to a better understanding and refinement of how diabetic neuropathy affects the central nervous system. Recognition that diabetic neuropathy is, in part, a disease
From: Contemporary Diabetes: Diabetes and the Brain Edited by: G. J. Biessels, J. A. Luchsinger (eds.), DOI 10.1007/978-1-60327-850-8_15 © Humana Press, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
which affects the whole nervous system should trigger a critical rethinking of this disorder, opening a new direction for further research.
Key words: Diabetes mellitus; Diabetic neuropathy; Central nervous system; Thalamus; Magnetic resonance imaging; Cerebral perfusion.
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