MIMS Education

A universe of agony: Diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy

A universe of agony: Diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy

EndocrinologyNeurologyInternal Medicine
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About this course

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a type of nerve damage that typically affects the feet and legs.1 It is one of the most prevalent complications in patients with diabetes and is estimated to affect approximately half of the individuals with diabetes.2 Therefore, it is crucially important for clinicians who treat people with diabetes to have a better understanding of PN. Watch this CME-accredited video module to learn more.

Learning outcomes

The goal of this learning activity is to provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive review of PN. Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the prevalence of PN among patients with diabetes
  • Recognise the unmet needs in the management of PN
  • Learn about the diagnosis and treatment strategies of diabetic PN
  • Provide improved comprehensive care to patients with diabetes

Topics covered

  • Prevalence and burden of PN
  • Aetiology of PN
  • Comorbidities of PN
  • The importance of early diagnosis in preventing the progression of PN and development of PN-associated comorbidities
  • The role of B vitamins in the treatment of PN
  • The concept of loading and maintenance doses in the management of PN


  1. Akter N. Delta Med Col J 2019; 7:35–48.
  2. Smith S, et al. Life 2022;12:1–28.

CME Point(s) Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME point for fellows of Hong Kong College of Physicians and 0.5 CME point for fellows of Hong Kong College of Community Medicine and Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME point.