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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?
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Holly Barth
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
It can likely be partially reversed with good blood sugar control.
There are several medications that help to treat the pain and allow one to live comfortably.

In brief: Unlikely
It can likely be partially reversed with good blood sugar control.
There are several medications that help to treat the pain and allow one to live comfortably.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: To some extent yes
Under ideal conditions with a well controlled diabetic diet, and exercise peripheral neuropathy may improve.

In brief: To some extent yes
Under ideal conditions with a well controlled diabetic diet, and exercise peripheral neuropathy may improve.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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