Diabetic Neuropathy

Nerve Decompression Potentially Beneficial  in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Nerve Decompression Potentially Beneficial in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

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Researchers assessed whether neurolysis could alleviate pain associated with diabetic neuropathy.

Pharmacological Treatments to Reduce Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

Pharmacological Treatments to Reduce Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

A systematic literature review evaluated the effect of pharmacologic treatments of diabetic peripheral neuropathy on patients' pain and QOL.

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

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The ADA updated recommendations on prevention methods and pain management for 2 forms of diabetic neuropathy.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Outcomes: Ranibizumab vs Retinal Photocoagulation

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Outcomes: Ranibizumab vs Retinal Photocoagulation

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Cumulative probability of proliferative diabetic retinopathy worsening was 42% in the panretinal photocoagulation group compared with 34% in the ranibizumab group.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Treatment

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Treatment

Often underreported and undertreated, outcomes can be improved in this condition with appropriate screening and diagnosis.

Transdermal Buprenorphine May Relieve Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Transdermal Buprenorphine May Relieve Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

For patients with moderate to severe diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP), transdermal buprenorphine is effective for reducing pain, but is associated with adverse events.

CV Autonomic Neuropathy May Predict Sexual Dysfunction, Incontinence in Diabetes

CV Autonomic Neuropathy May Predict Sexual Dysfunction, Incontinence in Diabetes

Among women with type 1 diabetes there are increased odds of female sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence associated with specific measures of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy.

Long-Acting C-Peptide Improved Vibration Perception Threshold in Diabetic Neuropathy

Long-Acting C-Peptide Improved Vibration Perception Threshold in Diabetic Neuropathy

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While there was no overall improvement, treatment with long-acting C-peptide improved vibration perception threshold.

Central Nervous System May Contribute to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Central Nervous System May Contribute to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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One of the key contributors to peripheral nerve disease in patients with diabetes is the central nervous system.

Diabetes-Related Amputations Decreased Since the 1990s

Diabetes-Related Amputations Decreased Since the 1990s

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Amputations among diabetes patients have declined as a result of improved diabetes health care.

Comprehensive Foot Exams Necessary in Diabetes

Comprehensive Foot Exams Necessary in Diabetes

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Identifying foot problems early in diabetes can prevent serious and extensive complications.

Inhaled Cannabis Relieved Neuropathic Pain in Diabetes

Inhaled Cannabis Relieved Neuropathic Pain in Diabetes

There was a dose-dependent reduction in pain with inhaled cannabis in trial of 16 patients.

Can Gene Therapy Reverse Diabetic Neuropathy?

Can Gene Therapy Reverse Diabetic Neuropathy?

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A plasmid containing two human hepatocyte growth factor isoforms may improve quality of life for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy.

The Growing Problem of Peripheral Neuropathy in Prediabetes

The Growing Problem of Peripheral Neuropathy in Prediabetes

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Early intervention is essential to treating neuropathy in those with prediabetes.

Vegan Diet May Boost Weight Loss, Improve Diabetic Neuropathy

Vegan Diet May Boost Weight Loss, Improve Diabetic Neuropathy

Those who followed a vegan diet lost average of 15 lb and had improved blood flow to feet.

Concomitant Metformin, GERD Meds and Vitamin B12 Deficiency-Induced Neuropathy

Concomitant Metformin, GERD Meds and Vitamin B12 Deficiency-Induced Neuropathy

Concomitant use of these medications may result in B12 deficiency-induced neuropathy.

Aerobic Exercise May Decrease Pain Interference from Diabetic Neuropathy

Aerobic Exercise May Decrease Pain Interference from Diabetic Neuropathy

Aerobic exercise intervention doesn't appear to change pain severity measures.

Botulinum Toxin-A May Be Effective in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Botulinum Toxin-A May Be Effective in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Meta-analysis of two studies shows clinically significant improvement of "minimum change in pain."

Balance Worse in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Balance Worse in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy have a greater maximum and range of separations of center of mass from center of pressure.

Foot Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes

Foot Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes

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A patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia presents to the foot clinic after 1 month of swelling, redness, and warmth in the left foot.

Median Neuropathy May Be Indicator of Diabetic Neuropathy

Median Neuropathy May Be Indicator of Diabetic Neuropathy

Median neuropathy at the wrist could be an early indicator of diabetic polyneuropathy.

Diabetic Neuropathy Associated With Slower Ankle, Knee Strength Generation

Diabetic Neuropathy Associated With Slower Ankle, Knee Strength Generation

Certain factors contributing to unsteadiness may increase the risk for falls during stair climbing in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Spinal Cord Stimulation May Soothe Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Spinal Cord Stimulation May Soothe Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Spinal cord stimulation successfully treated painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy in 59% of patients.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Ups Risk for Falling Down Stairs

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Ups Risk for Falling Down Stairs

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Patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy may be at an increased risk for falling while climbing or descending stairs.

Statins May Protect Against Microvascular Complications in Diabetes

Statins May Protect Against Microvascular Complications in Diabetes

Statins may help prevent microvascular complications, such as neuropathy, retinopathy and gangrene of the foot, associated with diabetes.

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