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Please describe the nature of the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

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Dr. Robert Kreb III
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
Metabolism: The nerves are not getting the correct nutrients because of your diabetic state.It is very important to have your diabeticcontrol improved.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Important question: We feel that the diabetic nerve complications involve blood flow in the small vessels that subserve peripheral nerve function, and thereby damage the central axon function which results in an axonal neuropathy. In general, the nerve problems do not readiliy respond to the usual basic diabetes drugs, but may benefit from a medical food metanx.

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