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‘Insulin neuritis’ to ‘treatment-induced neuropathy of diabetes’: new name, same mystery
  1. Yun Tae Hwang,
  2. Gerard Davies
  1. Department of Neurology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yun Tae Hwang, Department of Neurology, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK; yun.hwang{at}


Insulin neuritis is a historical term for an acute neuropathy affecting patients with diabetes who achieve rapid re-establishment of previously poor glycaemic control. It presents with neuropathic pain, symptoms of autonomic dysfunction or a combination of both. Recently, it has been proposed that ‘treatment-induced neuropathy of diabetes’ would be a more accurate name for this entity. The management focuses on controlling the symptoms while they gradually improve with time.


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