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February 3, 2010

Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Glucose Control

JAMA. 2010;303(5):420-421. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.55

To the Editor: In his Clinical Crossroads article discussing diabetic polyneuropathy in a patient with type 2 diabetes, Dr Rutkove1 stated that improved glucose control should be recommended to all patients with that diagnosis, citing the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) that was conducted in patients with type 1 diabetes.2 He also cited 2 case series in type 1 diabetes as support that tight control can improve symptoms quickly.