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This article originally posted and appeared in  Issue 452

Test Your Knowledge Issue 452

A 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes undergoes a routine evaluation by his primary care physician. He recently began medical therapy for diabetes with metformin and is tolerating the drug well.


He also completed his annual eye examination and had no evidence of retinopathy. His renal function is normal. He is interested in his health and informed about his disease; he asks to be screened for peripheral neuropathy.

Testing for which of the following is most appropriate as a screening test for peripheral neuropathy in this situation?

A. Cold Sensation

B.  Warm Sensation

C. Pressure sensation by using a 5.07 monofilament

D. Vibratory sense by using a 128-Hz tuning fork

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This article originally posted 20 January, 2009 and appeared in  Issue 452

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