See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter
Latest
Popular
Top Rated

Diabetes and Nerve Care (Neuropathy) Article Archives

April 2012

Neuropathy Device Maker Files

NeuroMetrix, Inc., a Massachusetts-based medical device company, has filed a 510(k) form with the US Food and Drug Administration for the SENSUSTM, a pain therapy device for people who suffer diabetic neuropathy. A 510(k) is a "premarket notification" of a company's intent to market a medical product. The FDA then tests the product and provides feedback to the manufacturer. Once the FDA clears the product, its maker can introduce it to the US market.

comments 1 comment - Posted Apr 24, 2012

February 2012

Neurologists Issue New Guideline for Treating Neuropathy

A team of neurologists has issued a new set of recommendations for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, including drugs and other treatments that have been found to be the most effective therapies for the condition.

comments 14 comments - Posted Feb 25, 2012

September 2011

When It Comes to Diabetes, Knowledge Truly Is Power

When people are diagnosed with diabetes, things can seem pretty overwhelming. In a short time, they have to absorb a daunting amount of information and start making significant decisions about the way they live their lives.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 3, 2011

March 2011

Pre-Diabetes Glossary

This List defines terms that people with prediabetes commonly encounter as they learn more about the condition.

comments 2 comments - Posted Mar 29, 2011

Profiles in Type 2 Diabetes: Michael Hamman

Michael Hamman is a 63-year-old contractor.  He recalls, "I first was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five or six years ago.  I probably had elevated blood sugar well in advance of that, but I was unaware of it. I don't remember how high my blood sugar was at the time, but I think my A1C was 7.5%.  My blood sugar's never really been awful. Since I started monitoring myself, my sugar readings are normally between 150 and 165.  I think it was pushing 200 before I was medicated, but the medications brought it down. They started me on glyburide and I took that for a long time, and then the A1C was moving up again, so they added the metformin. The A1C now is down in the mid-sixes. They consider it controlled, not well controlled or as good as it could be, but certainly for someone my size, it's probably as good as you can get."

comments 1 comment - Posted Mar 25, 2011

February 2011

Medical Food Treats Neuropathy

Of all diabetic complications, neuropathy is one of the scariest and most difficult to treat. Nerve damage in the feet, leading to numbness or pain and, in severe cases, to foot ulcers or amputations, affects up to 60 percent of diabetics, according to recent research.

comments 2 comments - Posted Feb 17, 2011

July 2010

More from ACCORD

In people with longstanding type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for heart attack and stroke, lowering blood sugar to near-normal levels did not delay the combined risk of diabetic damage to kidneys, eyes, or nerves, but did delay several other signs of diabetic damage, a study has found. The intensive glucose treatment was compared with standard glucose control.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 2, 2010

May 2010

Pain Is Worst Late at Night for People With Diabetic Neuropathy

Most people who have diabetes quickly learn that one of the worst side effects of the disease is pain caused by damage to the hands and feet. High blood sugar inflames nerves, leading to tingling and numbness, and often, severe pain. Researchers at the Comprehensive Pain Center at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland have learned that onset of nerve pain may have a daily rhythm, with the worst occurring late at night around 11 p.m. Their study, which they characterized as "preliminary," tracked 647 people with diabetic neuropathy. The results showed that the typical pattern for people with the condition was to experience the greatest pain from it after sunset, peaking at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

comments 1 comment - Posted May 14, 2010

September 2009

Heat Stress & Diabetes Are a Dangerous Combination

Even though autumn is just around the corner, many places in the country still have a couple of hot spells left. And those surprise heat waves can be bad news for people with diabetes. It’s no secret that the elderly, the obese, and people with heart disease or respiratory conditions are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. It’s less well known, however, that people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are more likely than non-diabetics to suffer heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps.

comments 1 comment - Posted Sep 3, 2009

July 2009

WarmFeet Relaxation Method Improves Blood Flow to the Feet

Have you ever come home from work or shopping after a long day on your feet, and all you wanted in life was to sit down and put them up? When you rested your feet on an ottoman, you immediately began to relax. The physiological reason you felt so much better was the slight widening of the peripheral capillary blood vessels in your feet-the natural response of relaxation. As the vessels opened up, more blood flowed to your feet, providing nutrients and oxygen. The foot pain and fatigue started to fade as the tissues were nourished. Ahhhh!

comments 1 comment - Posted Jul 20, 2009

April 2009

The Insight Foot Care Scale Jumps In Feet First

The Insight Foot Care Scale is a unique bathroom weight scale designed to help people with diabetes check their feet every day.  As most people with diabetes know, daily foot observation is an important step in managing diabetes. Neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, can cause complete loss of sensation in the extremities, which makes it possible for minor cuts and sores to go unnoticed until they are problematic.

comments 1 comment - Posted Apr 8, 2009

February 2009

Marrow Cells Heal Neuropathy in Mice

Bone marrow cells that the body normally uses to restore blood vessels can be cultured to stop neuropathy and restore nerve function in diabetic mice, according to researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

comments 12 comments - Posted Feb 12, 2009

January 2009

The Mind Boggles

Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, agreed to pay $1.4 billion and plead guilty to promoting its antipsychotic medication Zyprexa as a treatment for dementia when it was not approved for that use by the FDA, according to the Justice Department.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jan 22, 2009

December 2008

Has Anyone Else Reversed Diabetes Complications? If You Have, I Want to Hear From You!
Has Anyone Else Reversed Diabetes Complications? If You Have, I Want to Hear From You!

Are you a scientific anomaly like me?  Have you or someone you know reversed the complications associated with diabetes? Did you suffer microvascular and macrovascular damage during the “growing pains” of coming to terms with having no choice but to live your life with diabetes? Then, did you turn around and find love and hope, which made you change your life? And after changing it, did you find after several years that you were healing the damage that you had incurred by your own misguided hand? 

comments 118 comments - Posted Dec 25, 2008

Pain in Your Feet? Try These Proven Techniques for Soothing Them
Pain in Your Feet? Try These Proven Techniques for Soothing Them

One of the more common and early complications of diabetes is nerve pain or peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms are tingling, pain or numbness in the legs and feet, sometimes in arms and hands.

comments 15 comments - Posted Dec 25, 2008

November 2008

Scientists Find Compound in Brown Rice Reduces Diabetic Nerve and Vascular Damage
Scientists Find Compound in Brown Rice Reduces Diabetic Nerve and Vascular Damage

A compound in brown rice called acylated steryl glucoside (ASG) can significantly reduce the chances of the nerve and vascular damage that often results from type 1 diabetes. 

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 17, 2008

An Alternative Treatment for Neuropathy
An Alternative Treatment for Neuropathy

When I was growing up in the South, my mother always told me, "You are what you eat." With Americans leading the pack in obesity and type 2 diabetes, it appears that she may have been right. Years of drive-through dinners and instant breakfasts have caught up with us, making us rethink every bite that passes our lips in our quest to fight off the complications of diabetes. 

comments 8 comments - Posted Nov 3, 2008

March 2008

Infrared Light Therapy Is No Better Than a Placebo for Treating Neuropathy

Texas researchers says that an infrared light therapy that seemed to hold great promise in treating diabetic neuropathy works no better than “sham” (placebo) therapy.

comments 9 comments - Posted Mar 5, 2008

February 2008

U.K. Study Says Older People with Diabetes Run Greater Risk of Disabilities

A British study of 800 people 65 and older concludes that people with diabetes are more likely than non-diabetics to experience difficulties walking, dressing and climbing stairs.

comments 1 comment - Posted Feb 26, 2008

January 2008

C-peptide Emerging as Significant Factor in Nerve Recovery

Because scientists often tend to dismiss what they don't fully understand, many of them used to think that C-peptide had no physiological function. But while it's true that C-peptide does nothing to lower blood sugar, recent research is finding that it might have a role in preventing diabetes complications.

comments 19 comments - Posted Jan 3, 2008

November 2007

Q and A: Can My Father Avoid Amputation?

Q: Dear Diabetes Health, My 82-year-old father is a type 2 diabetic. He is in extreme pain due to an ulcer on his toe and is at risk of amputation of his foot. Here in Canada, the doctors are quick to amputate.

comments 11 comments - Posted Nov 24, 2007

October 2007

Charcot Foot: A Story of Foot Reconstruction
Charcot Foot: A Story of Foot Reconstruction

Josephine Kulman has had type 1 diabetes for 45 years, ever since she was five years old. For much of her life, her blood sugars were rarely in control.

comments 32 comments - Posted Oct 11, 2007

Micronutrient Supplementation May Ease Neuropathic Pain
Micronutrient Supplementation May Ease Neuropathic Pain

Our diet has changed a great deal since our days as hunter-gatherers on the African plains. Not only do we eat more carbs and fats, but we may also be getting far fewer of the micronutrients that were abundant in the primitive diet.

comments 6 comments - Posted Oct 9, 2007

July 2007

Statins and Fibrates Help Stop Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes

Peripheral neuropathy (limb nerve damage) eventually afflicts fifty percent of people with diabetes; worse still, it leads to an amputation every fifty seconds world-wide. At the moment, nothing is approved in the U.S. to treat peripheral neuropathy, only to alleviate the pain that it causes. That might change soon, however.

comments 6 comments - Posted Jul 31, 2007

June 2007

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a Common Cohort of Diabetes
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a Common Cohort of Diabetes

Do you think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome? If you have diabetes, your assumption is more likely to be correct, because carpal tunnel syndrome is fifteen times more common in people with diabetes than in the general population.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jun 29, 2007

May 2007

Reiki Doesn't Work For Diabetic Neuropathy
Reiki Doesn't Work For Diabetic Neuropathy

Reiki is an alternative therapy in which practitioners use gestures in the air, purportedly to channel and manipulate energy from the universe.  This energy then theoretically flows through their palms, healing patients by restoring order to their unbalanced vital energy.In a recent study published in Diabetes Care, however, the energy did not seem to be flowing.

comments 2 comments - Posted May 25, 2007

Data Suggest Cymbalta Reduced Severity of Night Pain in Patients with Diabetic Nerve Pain
Data Suggest Cymbalta Reduced Severity of Night Pain in Patients with Diabetic Nerve Pain

INDIANAPOLIS Data from a pooled analysis of three studies suggest that in patients with pain caused by diabetic nerve damage, or diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who are treated with Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl), improvements in both average daily pain and night pain severity were associated with less pain-related sleep interference than in those patients taking sugar pill.

comments 5 comments - Posted May 15, 2007

The Double Whammy: When Peripheral Artery Disease Complicates Peripheral Neuropathy
The Double Whammy: When Peripheral Artery Disease Complicates Peripheral Neuropathy

When it comes to your feet, it’s important to know where you stand. Foot problems are the most common reason for diabetes-related hospitalizations, and people with diabetes are up to fifteen times more likely to have a lower limb amputation than those without diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 8, 2007

April 2007

A Potful of Pain Relief
A Potful of Pain Relief

On January 15, 2007, GW Pharmaceuticals reported results achieved by Sativex, its mouth spray made from pot, in a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of nearly 300 patients with diabetic neuropathic pain.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 11, 2007

March 2007

Diabetes Health Sex Survey

Diabetes Health would like your help in addressing the lack of information about women, sex, and diabetes. To that end, we've set up a survey on our website, packed with questions about how having diabetes affects your sex life and how you overcome the hurdles that diabetes raises.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 28, 2007

February 2007

Women, Sex, and Diabetes
Women, Sex, and Diabetes

Although most research about the effect of diabetes on sex has focused on men, some studies report that women are at higher risk for sexual dysfunction than diabetic men. It’s high time that the woman’s side of the story was given the attention that it deserves.

comments 1 comment - Posted Feb 1, 2007

September 2006

Types 1 & 2 Research
Types 1 & 2 Research

Women With Diabetes Suffer Worse Neuropathy Symptoms

comments 1 comment - Posted Sep 1, 2006

July 2006

Drug Called Safe for the Management of Pain From Diabetic Nerve Damage

A long-term study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Palliative Medicine found that Eli Lilly’s non-narcotic prescription drug Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl) is as safe and well-tolerated as current routine care that uses one or more medications for the management of pain caused by diabetic nerve damage. Study findings also show that Cymbalta did not adversely affect the progression of diabetes or many of the complications associated with the illness, such as damage to the nerves, kidneys and eyes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2006

December 2005

FDA Approves Drug for Neuropathy Pain
FDA Approves Drug for Neuropathy Pain

Pfizer, Inc., announced on September 21, 2005, that Lyrica (pregabalin) capsules are now available for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and adjunctive treatment of partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2005

September 2005

Overweight Type 1s More Susceptible to Complications Than Normal-Weight Type 1s

Diabetes duration and A1C remain the gold standard for determining whether you may develop retinopathy and neuropathy. However, if you are a type 1 with a weight problem, you may not be slowing down the progression to these microvascular complications.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2005

June 2005

Complications of Chronic Pain
Complications of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a major limiting factor in the performance of self-care behaviors that help minimize diabetes-related complications. Chronic pain should be considered when developing effective diabetes self-care regimens.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2005

March 2005

More Relief Is On the Way

Relief may be on the way for the estimated five million Americans suffering from diabetes-related neuropathy pain—a stabbing, shooting, burning pain that is associated with nerve damage most often in the feet and legs but which can also occur in the hands and arms.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2005

December 2004

Healthy Feet, Healthy Nerves
Healthy Feet, Healthy Nerves

A Danish study shows that the atrophy of foot muscles is closely linked to diabetic neuropathy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2004

June 2004

Can You Zap the Pain Away

A group of patients with diabetes receiving low-intensity laser therapy (LILT) for the painful symptoms of sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) showed a reduction in pain scores in a Toronto study.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2004

February 2003

Spray Used for Angina Could Alleviate Foot Pain?

A spray commonly used to alleviate angina pain might be able to help relieve the pain and burning of diabetic neuropathy when sprayed on the feet.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2003

December 2002

Amputations on the Rise

In the United States, amputations resulting from traumatic injury or cancer declined between 1988 and 1997. However, amputations caused by circulatory problems—which include diabetes-related complications—increased by 27 percent during that period.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2002

June 2002

Questions and Answers

Why Have I Lost Depth Perception in My Vision?

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2002

March 2002

How Do I Treat My Neuropathy?

Q: I want you to know that I absolutely love Diabetes Health. I read it cover to cover and then send it to my mother, who does the same. I have been insulin-dependent for nearly 26 years, and my mother has an insulin-dependent cat. We savor all of the news, enjoy the editorials and laugh at the cartoons. Diabetes Health is very informative, up-to-date and readable.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2002

January 2002

A Step Forward

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now includes foot exams in its coverage for Medicare recipients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2002

December 2001

Good For the Nerves

The aldose-reductase inhibitor fidarestat may be an effective treatment for altering the progression of painful diabetic neuropathy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2001

October 2001

Ahead of the Game

A new sensory test now detects neuropathy earlier than previous methods were able to, according to two hospitals in Chicago. The Chicago Center for Diabetic Sensory Nerve Restoration Surgery Inc. and Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center announced that the non-invasive, painless technique allows doctors to measure levels of neuropathy in its early stages.

comments 1 comment - Posted Oct 1, 2001

Backing It Up

Nerve damage from diabetic neuropathy, most commonly found in the arms and legs, may occur in the spinal cord as well, say researchers in the United Kingdom. Simon E.M. Eaton, MRCP, of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, and colleagues found that nerve damage was found in the spines of patients with diabetes. Results of the study were published in the July 7 issue of The Lancet.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2001

September 2001

Type 1s More Likely to Suffer from Dry Mouth

Type 1s who experience dry mouths may be displaying a symptom of diabetic neuropathy, according to researchers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2001

February 2001

Neuropathy Be Gone! Gabapentin Provides Greater Pain Relief and Less Side Effects Than Amitriptyline

After conducting a 12-week trial, Italian researchers have concluded that gabapentin provides greater pain relief for diabetic neuropathy than amitriptyline, without causing as many adverse effects.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2001

October 2000

New Neuropathy Test Detects it Sooner

Millions of people with type 2 diabetes have never had their heart rate variability measured, despite the fact that heart rate variability can detect autonomic neuropathy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2000

February 2000

Compound Shows Promise for Reversing Nerve Damage

In addition to numbness and tingling in the extremities, diabetes-induced nerve damage can also lead to problems with control of high blood pressure and cause incontinence, impotence, chronic diarrhea and constipation. This kind of autonomic neuropathy occurs when the branching extensions of nerve cells swell and block normal communication between the cells.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2000

Keeping Your Feet Healthy and Safe - Charcot Foot

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can make the feet numb and reduce sensitivity to pain. Without the ability to feel pain, a person may not know when and how to protect an injured area. Therefore, they just keep walking on the injured foot.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2000

November 1999

How is Frozen Shoulder Associated with Diabetes?

I have had type 1 for 22 years. I am a 41-year-old female. Is there a link between frozen shoulder and diabetes? What can be done to ease it?

comments 8 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1999

What Should I Take for Neuropathy Pain?

Does anyone know of an over-the-counter spray that would help neuropathy in the feet? As things go, I am using gabapentin (Neurontin) and capsaicin creams or roll-ons. I also take tramadol (Ultram) and hydrocodone for arthritis pain. None of this stuff takes the pain away completely.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1999

October 1999

Pfizer Finds Neuropathy Drug Ineffective

Neuropathy pain has once again evaded conquer from a drug company. The latest in a series of failed drugs to reduce neuropathy pain is Alond, from Pfizer. The company recently announced that in clinical trials Alond did little more than a placebo for nerve pain in people with diabetes. Because of the disappointing results, Pfizer will go no further in bringing Alond to the Food and Drug Administration.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1999

August 1999

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplement Beneficial for Type 2s

Lester Packer and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, presented research that demonstrates for the first time that free alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is detectable in nerves, and that its level does not depend on the route of administration, but rather on the treatment dose. The study also shows that blood levels of ALA do not reflect its concentrations in nerve or other tissues. The research was presented at the American Diabetes Association's scientific sessions in June.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1999

July 1999

Electrotherapy Provides Relief to Type 2 Patients with Neuropathy

Electrotherapy provided pain relief to approximately 85 percent of patients with peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a complication that afflicts greater than 36 percent of people with type 2 diabetes. Its symptoms include painful and burning sensations that affect the feet and ankles. Because there is a misunderstanding of peripheral neuropathy's development, several different treatment regimens have been prescribed over the years to treat the accompanying discomfort.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1999

Most People with Diabetes Not Familiar with Neuropathy

Only 7 percent of adult Americans and 22 percent of people with diabetes know what peripheral neuropathy is. Additionally, 15 million nondiabetic adult Americans may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy and not even know it.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1999

April 1999

Warner-Lambert Working on Drug That Could Prevent Neuropathy

Warner-Lambert is now testing a potential drug it calls Zenarestat that could prevent neuropathy. Several medications treat neuropathy pain, but according to Howard Foyt, MD, PhD, director of clinical research, diabetes and metabolic diseases for Warner-Lambert, there is none available for preventing or reducing the risk of neuropathy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1999

March 1999

Doctor Details a Dozen Treatments for Neuropathy

Editor's Note: We get many questions about treatments for painful neuropathy. We invited Aaron Vinik, MD, a renowned neuropathy expert, to detail various treatments for neuropathy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1999

February 1999

Drug Shown to Reduce Neuropathy Pain

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is a condition that affects many who have diabetes. DPN has been historically difficult to treat, most commonly affects the feet and ankles, and can be severe at times.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1999

December 1998

Magic Sock: New Wave in Neuropathy Treatment

An electrotherapy sock worn while sleeping is being hailed as the new wave of diabetes foot care. Prizm Medical Inc., manufacturers of the Silver-Thera Stocking Electrode, has enlisted top diabetes foot care researchers to verify its claim that the sock's electrotherapy relieves foot pain, improves circulation and even possibly regenerates nerves.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 1998

October 1998

Electortherapy Relieves Neuropathy

Patients with type 2 diabetes who suffer from neuropathy experienced relief after being treated with a combination of electrotherapy and the drug amitriptyline. The tests were conducted by Dr. Dinesh Kumar at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1998

March 1998

Neuropathy - Don't Lose Your Nerve

Neuropathy is one of the three most common complications of diabetes (along with retinopathy and kidney disease). As its name implies, neuropathy affects the nervous system. It can result in pain and/or a dangerous lack of sensation.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1998

The Varied Treatments of Neuropathy

While all the specific causes of neuropathy are not fully understood, medical professionals and researchers agree the most effective treatment for neuropathy is the stabilization of blood glucose levels.

comments 1 comment - Posted Mar 1, 1998

January 1998

Heart Medicine Helps Neuropathy

New research shows that mexiletine, long used for cardiac arrhythmia, can help reduce the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy.

comments 2 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1998

November 1997

Wound Care: It’s Not Just Skin Deep

An estimated 1.2 million people with diabetes suffer from lower extremity ulcers each year, and of all the foot amputations in the United States, 84 percent, or 60,000 amputations, are related to diabetic foot ulcers.

comments 2 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1997

Listen to Kid's Vibes and Prevent Neuropathy

The longer an individual has diabetes, the greater the probability of developing neuropathy. Neuropathy, or nerve damage, is experienced in many ways including: pain in hands and feet, trouble with digestion, loss of sensation and weak muscles.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1997

October 1997

The ABCs of Vitamin Bs

B vitamins have been found beneficial for degenerative nerve diseases like diabetic neuropathy, according to a study published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics vol. 34, No. 2 - 1996 (47-50).

comments 1 comment - Posted Oct 1, 1997

May 1997

Lipoic Acid

Antioxidants, a main selling point for countless nutritional supplements and multi-vitamins these days, are drawing the attention of health experts.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1997

August 1996

The Close Connection Between Neuropathy And Diabetes

Neuropathy is one of the three most common complications suffered by people with diabetes (along with retinopathy and kidney disease). As its name implies, neuropathy affects the nervous system.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1996

The Varied Treatments For Neuropathy

While the specific causes of neuropathy are not fully understood, medical professionals and researchers agree the most effective treatment for neuropathy is the stabilization of blood glucose levels.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1996

January 1996

Carpal Tunnel: Readers Respond In Droves

A little more than two months ago, I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a painful affliction of a nerve in the wrist-a problem that turns out to be 15 times more common in people with diabetes than in the general population. Last issue, I wrote about my early prognosis and the healing methods I had already tried. I asked people to call the DIABETES HEALTH office and tell me about their experiences with CTS. To my amazement, I received calls from dozens of readers. I found all of your stories helpful. Many of you asked me to report back about what I've learned.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jan 1, 1996

August 1995

Neuropathy- You Can Be In Control

Another result of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research Group has been published in the April 1995 Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers concluded that intensive diabetes therapy markedly delays or prevents the development of neuropathy, which is a disease of the nervous system.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1995

January 1995

Your Feet: Diabetic Neuropathy

It is well known that foot problems are among the most frequent complications of diabetes. One of the primary reasons that people with diabetes have foot problems is because of a disorder known as diabetic neuropathy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1995

November 1993

Behind the Pain: Causes & Treatments of Diabetic Neuropathy

In response to the significant number of questions and concerns we have received from our readers about neuropathy, this article attempts to offer the most up-to-date information available about what neuropathy is, what causes it, and what kinds of treatment are available. Information was gathered from a number of sources, including medical literature, interviews with physicians, and reports from you, our readers, describing your experiences.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1993

©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.