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diabetic neuropathy

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Foot ulceration: Diabetics have loss of protective sensation to their feet. This occurs because excess glucose in the blood causes pathological changes to the nerves. ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A nerve problem: Neuropathy can actually happen in different people for different reasons. It happens to be a common problem associated with diabetes. It is usually a ... Read More
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Pain, numbness. : When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time. They can have tingling, burning, and numbness, and once it happens ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
13 years experience Neurology
Acetyl l carnitine: The only thing with evidence to suggest it may be able to help nerve recovery in diabetic neuropathy is acetyl l carnitine. It is a safe over the cou ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: However it can improved with medications such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) and occasionally with improved control of the diabetes.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Some times: If you are treating a particular nutritional deficiency, metanx may be of benefit. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damag ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Very: With the increase in the number of diabetics neuropathy will continue to rise..
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Common: Amongst the diabetic population. Keeping strict glycemic control can help ward off.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Very common. : Unfortunately. When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time. They can have tingling, burning, and numbness, and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Diabetic neuropathy is a common condition in persons with diabetes. The exact cause is not known but may be due to the toxic effects of high circulati ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Get evaluated: If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch you sugar int ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Great question!!: You have entered into the frontiers of medicine, and briefly, we do have a prescription medical food, metanx, which has been biopsy proven to restore ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
34 years experience Podiatry
Filament testing: There is a standardized test using a small monofiliment that is touched to the skin. Your podiatrist or internest can do this test for you to test fo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Neuropathy Relief: That's a good question. Do you mean relief from the condition, or relief from the symptoms? It is said that getting the blood sugar back to normal c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Exams and tests: Diagnosis based largely on symptoms, medical history, and physical exam. It is diagnosed using tests that check for a protein called Albumin in the ur ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Variable: May have feelings of numbness, cold, tingling, tightness in feet or hands. May not actually be cold or numb but feels to you that way. Other people ha ... Read More
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