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Nerve Care (Neuropathy) Archives

Diabetes and Nerve Care (Neuropathy)

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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.

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Questions and Answers

Why Have I Lost Depth Perception in My Vision?

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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.

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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.

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Good For the Nerves

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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