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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.

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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

For the correct answer, please click here.

 

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

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