Training modules (NHS Scotland)

Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP)

DPNP can greatly affect an individuals quality of life and is very difficult to treat and should be referred to a specialist. The symptoms associated with DPNP are:

  • Shooting, burning, tingling sensations
  • Worse at night, but not with exercise
  • May be minor or cause considerable pain and disruption to sleep, work, social activities
  • May be acute or chronic

There is good evidence that several pharmalogical agents can improve symptom control and quality of life in individuals with DPNP. The evidence base for direct comparison of different agents is limited. For more information please read: