Evaluation of neuropathy scales and questionnaires in diabetic polyneuropathy


  • Accurate diagnosis and assessment of diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) is essential for initiating preventative measures and treatment.

Why this matters

  • DPN is a length-dependent symmetrical sensorimotor polyneuropathy and is one of the most common and problematic complications of diabetes.

  • Reports of its prevalence range from 13–55%; variation in prevalence is thought to be attributed to differences in study populations and defining criteria.

  • Accurate and early identification of DPN can help to minimize long-term effects and initiate preventative measures and treatment.