Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Introducing New Interventional Options

Diabetes can impact nearly every cell in the patient, damaging the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Among the 10% of Americans who suffer from diabetes, as many as 4 million experience chronic pain due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Medical management of painful DPN has been challenged by dose limiting side effects and cost. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of painful DPN and treatment options. We will describe innovations such as high frequency spinal cord stimulation therapy for use by both noninterventional and interventional pain physicians and topical capsaicin patch therapy. Finally, we will propose a multidisciplinary model of treating DPN that includes existing and emerging therapies.

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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
06/01/2022
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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