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Follow up Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

 

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There are several pain intensity rating scales that can be used. Visual Analogue Scale is very practical. The score range is 0    to  10. [Where 0 = no pain and 10= worst pain ever experienced].  A chart should be maintained to assess and evaluate response to therapy.

Patients who suffer from chronic pain experience difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and are often depressed and anxious. The inter-relationship between these three factors, as shown on this slide, is complex, but must be considered carefully if treatment for neuropathic pain is to be satisfactory

 

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