Painful diabetic polyneuropathy is the most common and disturbing of painful conditions experienced by people with diabetes. As the diabetes rate continues to grow, the number of people suffering from painful diabetic polyneuropathy will as well - increasing both patient suffering and demands on healthcare resources. Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy covers all aspects of these painful disorders from pathophysiology and diagnosis, treatment and prevention, future approaches and the nursing perspective, to billing issues and the patient's experience. Written by experts in their fields, each chapter presents the full perspective of these painful disorders with an emphasis on evidence-based scientific information. Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy is a comprehensive resource for general and family medicine practitioners, neurologists and pain medicine specialists. It will also serve as a resource for patients for education, support, and treatment sites. von Lawson, Erin und Backonja, Miroslav "Misha"