Chapter 34. Epidemiology of Diabetic Neuropathy

  1. Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé Professor of Medicine Faculty of Medicine member recipient principal investigator co-investigator Chairman2,
  2. Dr Marian Rewers principal investigator Core director Program Chair Chair3,
  3. Rhys Williams Dean of Medicine Professor of Clinical Epidemiology chair Vice President Editor-in-Chief member visiting consultant4 and
  4. Paul Zimmet Director Hon. Professor Officer5
  1. Andrew J. M. Boulton

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch34

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

How to Cite

Boulton, A. J. M. (2008) Epidemiology of Diabetic Neuropathy, in The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition (eds J.-M. Ekoé, M. Rewers, R. Williams and P. Zimmet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Endocrinologie, Métabolisme et Nutrition, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Montreal, Canada

  2. 3

    Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA

  3. 4

    Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

  4. 5

    International Diabetes Institute Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750



  • diabetic neuropathy epidemiology;
  • diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN);
  • mononeuropathy or mononeuritis multiplex;
  • diabetic neuropathies etiology;
  • diabetic foot;
  • foot ulceration and amputation in diabetes;
  • diabetic foot problems;
  • International Working Group on Diabetic Foot and Global Lower Extremity Amputation Study


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classification of the Diabetic Neuropathies

  • Etiology of Diabetic Neuropathies

  • How Common is Diabetic Neuropathy?

  • The Diabetic Foot

  • Risk Factors for the Diabetic Foot

  • Epidemiological Data on Diabetic Foot Problems

  • Prevention of Ulceration and Amputation in Diabetic Patients

  • References