Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

April 11, 2011

Last Updated Month/Year

July 26, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To develop a scientifically sound and clinically relevant evidence-based guideline for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Operating and recovery room, Outpatient

Intended Users

Podiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D048909 - Diabetes Complications, D003929 - Diabetic Neuropathies


diabetes, neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuritis

Source Citation

Evidence-based guideline: Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. Report of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Graphic. V. Bril, J. England, G.M. Franklin, M. Backonja, J. Cohen, D. Del Toro, E. Feldman, D.J. Iverson, B. Perkins, J.W. Russell, D. Zochodne. Neurology May 2011, 76 (20) 1758-1765; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182166ebe