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Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines.
The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google.

In brief: Yes
Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines.
The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Treatment for neuropathy conservative methods of treatment, such as special shoe inserts, nerve blocks or anodyne treatments (infrared light) can be used when neuropathy is in its early stages.
If the neuropathy has progressed to the point where there is numbness and tingling throughout the day and weakness interferes with daily activities, then the person might be a candidate for meds.

In brief: Yes
Treatment for neuropathy conservative methods of treatment, such as special shoe inserts, nerve blocks or anodyne treatments (infrared light) can be used when neuropathy is in its early stages.
If the neuropathy has progressed to the point where there is numbness and tingling throughout the day and weakness interferes with daily activities, then the person might be a candidate for meds.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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In brief: GOOD A1C
The mainstay, I feel, is excellent glucose control monitored via A1C.

In brief: GOOD A1C
The mainstay, I feel, is excellent glucose control monitored via A1C.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
In brief: Yes
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored.
To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required.

In brief: Yes
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored.
To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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