Podiatrists have been invited to complete a survey being carried out by researchers from Imperial College London who are analysing how healthcare professionals across the UK manage diabetic neuropathy.
The focus of the survey is diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSPN), the most common type of diabetic neuropathy.
Many patients are asymptomatic, with neurological deficits only found during routine examinations. Currently, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) only offers guidance for the management of neuropathic pain, which can be caused by over 20 conditions, and may not be applicable to patients with non-painful DSPN.
The aim of this survey is to understand how healthcare professionals across the UK manage patients with DSPN, so answers should be based on your current local practice.
The research team is looking for responses from a range of healthcare professionals including podiatrists, diabetologists, endocrinologists, nurses, GPs, and vascular and orthopaedic surgeons.