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Hello, i'd like to know some healthy pain reducers for Diabetic Neuropathy that is available in Canada. This information is for my mom. Thanks! -Brae?

Hello, i'd like to know some healthy pain reducers for Diabetic Neuropathy that is available in Canada.  This information is for my mom. Thanks! -Brae?

Neuropathic pain: responds to Gabapentin. It should be gradually titrated so as to not cause over sedation. It is relatively inexpensive and has virtually no drug drug interactions. Lyrica (pregabalin) also works but is more expensive and has a ceiling of dose in women especially if kidney function is impaired from diabetes. There is a once a day form (Gralise) that can be used if taking medication 3 times a day is a problem. ...Read more

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 neuropathy be cured?

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 is done for diabetic neuropathy?

What is done for diabetic neuropathy?

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 intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Consult with your physician for an appropriate plan of care. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have diabetic neuropathy?

How to tell if I have diabetic neuropathy?

Take this home test:: Test each foot with the Ipswich test: Compared to the standard monofilament test, it was able to detect neuropathy("positive test") in 3 out of 4 patients. If the test is normal("negative") it's unlikely you have neuropathy. Lightly touch the tips of 1st, 3rd & 5th toe for 1 second. Loss of sensation in two or more toes = neuropathy. SEE: bit.ly/1vsGZXn ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetic neuropathy?

Nerve Biopsy: There are new test that help diagnosis the degree and severity of diabetic neuropathy. Epidermal nerve fiber testing is a new way to test for neuropathy. Also having a emg/ncv (nerve flow test) perfomred will also assist in diagnosing neuropathy. A thorough clinical exam by your docotor will also help in diagnosisng your problem with tunning forks, and monofilament testing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

Sensory, motor, Auto: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have diabetic neuropathy?

How could i tell if I have diabetic neuropathy?

Pain, numbness. : When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time. They can have tingling, burning, pain, a "tight" feeling, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes: Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in feet?

What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in feet?

Nothing: Tight blood sugar control will slow the progression of neuropathy. Nothing will fix it. Some medications will help with the pains of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management for diabetic neuropathy?

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What is the best pain management for diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy: There are several treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatments can be myofascial release, medications, injections like lumbar sympathetic block, and advanced treatment like neuromodulation. Please see a pain management doctor for comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could diabetic neuropathy happen if blood sugars are managed?

Yes, but less often: Add regular low impact cardio exercise to further decrease chances of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy (dpn). ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

Diabetic neuropathy: Yes, diabetic neuropathy can happen with managed blood sugar. However, the incident is less and so is the severity. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you toes arent there?

Yes it can: Diabetic neuropathy can cause symptoms such as those you described, and also has been associated with symptoms of pain, numbness, burning sensation, and tingling to name a few. The feeling you describes makes neuropathy dangerous since patients can get sores or wounds and not feel it and then it gets infected. I would also suggest you check with your doctor regarding your circulation. ...Read more

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Question on diabetic neuropathy--is that the reason for amputations, and why?

Question on diabetic neuropathy--is that the reason for amputations, and why?

ONE REASON: With neuropathy, a person cannot feel their foot. An ulcer can develop or they can step on something like a nail, and not know it. The ulcer or puncture wound evolves into an infection, perhaps requiring an amputation as a last resort. ...Read more

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What are some home treatments for dealing with pain from diabetic neuropathy?

What are some home treatments for dealing with pain from diabetic neuropathy?

Home remedies: Home remedies for the pain of diabetic neuropathy can include soaking in cool water, using topical cold packs, breaking up prolonged sitting with walk breaks, rubbing/massaging feet, and desensitization exercises. Over-the-counter zostrix (capsaicin) cream can also provide pain relief when used regularly (some cannot tolerate the cream). You could consider adding a daily b complex vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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Most trusted means to help diabetic neuropathy pain besides blood sugar management?

Most trusted means to help diabetic neuropathy pain besides blood sugar management?

Some ways: Could suppress nerve pain with gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, but a medical food metanx, which contains designer b-vitamins, can eventually regenerate small nerve fibres, and decrease symptoms, but takes many months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help diabetic neuropathy, other than watch your blood sugars?

What is the best way to help diabetic neuropathy, other than watch your blood sugars?

Vit B, stop smoking: Diet and exercise to control the sugars. Stop smoking as this can lead to worsening of the circulation to the nerves, limit alcohol as it can damage nerves. Get your vitamin b levels checked and supplement as necessary. For the type of diabetic neuropathy that leads to burning tingling sensation, a prescription (topical or oral) may be required to help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed. Is there any latest treatment or medicine that can help in neuropathy! ?

Neuropathy: Management of neuropathy improves over time and you should always follow the advice of your Neurologist. How is your diabetes going? What blood glucose values are you getting, what meds are you taking, and how good are the results? Please let me know. ...Read more

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My husband had diabetic neuropathy and for the past 2 mos. Has suffered with severe itching. What can I do for this?

See suggestions: He may have localized irritation due to repetitive skin trauma secondary to lack of full sensation, but the low level itching may well be part of the neuropathy, and may respond to drugs such as lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, cymbalta, etc. Local ointments such as capsaicin, or a Lidoderm patch might also help. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

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