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Doctor insights on: Diabetic Nerve Problems In Children

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Can you get diabetic nerve problems without having symptoms?

Can you get diabetic nerve problems without having symptoms?

Have you had: Diabetes since childhood? Takes a while to develop. Emg/ncs can detect nerve damage before a patient becomes aware of them. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: diabetic nerve problems?

Buzz: When there is too much sugar floating around in the blood, the nerves get drunk on it and go foggy, mumbling their electrical impulses back to the brain, tingly, and aren't aware of stimulus trying to warn them their is stone in your shoe or that heating pad has been on too long and is burning your skin or you have an infection in your foot when you stubbed your toe, because the nerves are drunk. ...Read more

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What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Many facets: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). 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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Please describe the nature of the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

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

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. ...Read more

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How common is diabetic neuropathy?

How common is diabetic neuropathy?

Common: Amongst the diabetic population. Keeping strict glycemic control can help ward off. ...Read more

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How to get relief for diabetic neuropathy?

How to get relief for diabetic neuropathy?

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 can eventually help the nerves heal. That is a worthy goal, and unfortunately difficult. Comments are appreciated.

Symptomatic relief often occurs with medicine, either topical or oral. Gabapentin is a popular option, amitriptyline, etc. ...Read more

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What's a good thing to take for diabetic neuropathy?

What's a good thing to take for diabetic neuropathy?

Several MEDS: Several medications may help diabetic neuropathy: lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, tri-cyclics etc. Also vitamin supplement : metanx (pill 2x/day) may also help for 'painful diabetic neuropathy' check with a diabetic specialist. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about diabetic neuropathy in my metatarsals?

Should I be worried about diabetic neuropathy in my metatarsals?

No: Worried, no. But I would certainly make sure you are adequately evaluated and treated for it and meticulous care of your feet is important if you do have neuropathy as you can very often have list your protective sensation in your feet. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be concerned about diabetic neuropathy in my metatarsals?

Yes: 44 is young for neuropathy. People with neuropathy have increase risk for other foot problems. You should see a speacialist to discuss treatment for neuroapthy and ways you can try to prevent associated problems. ...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 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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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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Have you used anodyne therapy for diabetic neuropathy?

Anodyne therapy: The anodyne therapy uses near-infrared light to release nitric oxide, a vasodilator, from red blood cells. It is designed to increase circulation and reduce pain. There is no clear evidence that it is effective for diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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What should you do for diabetic neuropathy pain in your feet?

What should you do for diabetic neuropathy pain in your feet?

Have it 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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Diabetic neuropathy? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: 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. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...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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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