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Is diabetic perepheral neuropathy reversible?

Is  diabetic perepheral neuropathy reversible?

It is not: You can stop progression by very tight control of glucose. Glucose is damaging your nerves try grain free, soy free diet, sugar free. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Some: Usually by getting a diabetic person's sugars tightly controlled, some of the neuropathy will be reversed. However, severe nerve damage is a permanent problem. Dr kurzweil review: there is no question that well-controlled diabetes helps prevent progression of the complications. I'm not aware of evidence that actual pathological changes in peripheral nerves can be reversed. ...Read more

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Could diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Could diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

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 density of small fiber loss in diabetes. There is also some data to suggest better outcomes with very strict blood sugar control.. In europe, there are a few drugs which seem to offer further promise, but not yet on usa market. ...Read more

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What are diabetic neuropathies?

What are diabetic neuropathies?

Poor nerve function: Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar. There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autonomic. Peripheral causes loss of feeling in hands/feet, weakness & imbalance. This can lead to wound development & possible amputation. Autonomic leads to heart problems, problems w/ body temp, erectile dysfunction, dry skin, & digestive problems. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

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Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. Fortunately, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatment mainly focuses on slowing progression of the disease, relieving pain, and restoring function. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic ketoacidosis?

What causes diabetic ketoacidosis?

Ketoacidosis: Most often this reflects a very high blood sugar but that is not always the reason. YOU SHOULD GO IMMEDIATELY TO A LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM!! ...Read more

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What is diabetic neuropathy?

What is diabetic neuropathy?

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. Poor sensation can lead to the development of sores or ulcers. Diabetic also have poor blood supply to their feet so it is difficult to heal the ulcers. The ulcers can get infected and cause gangrene of the foot. ...Read more

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Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly early symptoms of numbness, stabbing, burning, tingling and electric shocks that are recurrent when resting seem to be correlating with fasting blood sugar levels. Symptoms are less when patients have good sugar control; you should strive for this. ...Read more

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How to treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

It depends: It depends on the etiology of what is causing the neuropathy. Often times in a diabetic the cause is the medical condition. In a non-diabetic where the diabetes is not the etiology one may look towards the back i.E herniated disc etc as a possible cause. Medications chosen are esentially the same. For both conditions nutrional supplements i.E l-methyl folate, (folic acid) alpha-lipoic acid and befotalamine. ...Read more

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Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

No: A leg ulcer will not cause diabetic retinopathy. The two are related though. A person's whose diabetic disease has progressed to the point of having a leg ulcer will also often have diabetic retinopathy. Both happen with poorly controlled diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic retinopathy?

Uncontrolled Diabete: Diabetic retinopathy comes in two types non-proliferative or proliferative. Clinical trials such as the dcct, edic, ukpds, accord, ukpds-hds, field have shown that if glucose levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and lipids are not controlled diabetic retinopathy can get worse and lead to severe vision loss. Trials such as the etdrs, drs, drvs show that eye physicians can delay blindness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between 'diabetic nephropathy' & 'diabetic neuropathy'?

What's the difference between 'diabetic nephropathy' & 'diabetic neuropathy'?

Kidney vs nerves: "nephropathy" is damage to the kidneys, and "neuropathy" is damage to nerve cells. In addition to kidneys and sensory nerves, uncontrolled diabetes can also damage blood vessels & circulation, heart, brain, eye, stomach emptying, skin, immune system and just about any organ in the body. Best way to prevent is to control blood sugar. Once there is damage, may need specialist or more advanced care. ...Read more

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A1c 5.8 is this diabetic or prediabetic?

A1c 5.8 is this diabetic or prediabetic?

HbA1c DM or not?: 51F: A1c 5.8 is this diabetic or prediabetic? ANS: ADA says A1C level ?6.5 percent ( done 2 x) can be used to diagnose diabetes, &, identified 5.7 to 6.4 percent, confirmed with a repeat A1C measurement, as increased risk for developing diabetes. So repeat & check with your Dr who knows you best. Some conditions can lead to false test results. ...Read more

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What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

Axonal PN: Axonal peripheral neuropathy is an illness that may cause numbness and weakness affecting the feet, legs and sometimes the hands. In this condition the nerve cells (axons) that transmit information become ill. Common causes of this condition are hormonal and blood chemistry disorders...... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm ...Read more

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What is difference between B12 deficiency neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy?

What is  difference between B12 deficiency neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Vit B12 deficiency neuropathy affecting the spinal cord leads to sensory and motor dysfunction, burning sensation in arms and legs in both sides and imbalance gait, the motor causing muscle cramps, loss of muscle mass and control, it can be treated with vit b12. Dibetic neuropathy affects sensory nerves and autonomic system leads to burning arms & legs, sexual, bldder and sweating dysfunctions. ...Read more

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Is diabetic retinopathy reversible?

No: Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by good blood sugar control ( HGB A1c of <7.0) and may be treated with laser photo coagulation or anti-vegf( vascular endothelial growth factor) injections if it is detected early enough but although the changes may be stabilized and neovascularization may involute the retinopathy is not reversible. ...Read more

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Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Thanks!

Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?  Thanks!

All stressors bad: Peripheral neuropathies (pn) are a progressive disorder. Stressors are usually metabolic and a worsening of the underlying cause for pn, so dehydration can be a temporary stressor. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes that can cause pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more