Diabetic neuropathy research

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Avatar n tn Most people do not experience complications such as neuropathy until long after diabetes is diagnosed, but on some occasions, I have known diabetic people whose first symptom was some complication such as neuropathy or loss of vision. The complications are caused by long periods of elevated glucose readings that damage small blood vessels and/or nerves, and it IS possible for a person who is developing diabetes to live with elevated glucose levels that are not high enough to be critical (i.e.
Avatar n tn Why do they call person with diabetes a "diabetic"? It is extremely insulting! just because i have diabetes, that does not mean that i AM diabetes! I am a regular guy like everybody else that happens to have a common not functioning hormone called insulin, what they call "diabetes". If someone has cancer do they call him a "canceretic"? If someone has any desease, that person does'nt "become" that desease!
612876 tn?1355518095 Here's some news from the front lines (the bleeding edge of research, so to speak) on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This may be relevant to a few of our community members so I thought it would be appropriate to share: http://www.physorg.com/news203337267.html I do not know if there might be any implications from this research on other forms of peripheral neuropathy.
1664023 tn?1302964766 I have recently started taking Lyrica for Diabetic Neuropathy, I am on 300mg/day. I am wondering if anyone else that takes this experiences stiff joints or achy muscles??
541431 tn?1225897960 I went to my doctor and he said I may of had Lupus, Fibro, Rhuematoid Arthritis, Neuropathy, or 6 other things I can't pronounce. He did blood work, upped the dose on the Neurontin and my Darvocet at night (when it is worse) and called me when my labs came back. Said he wanted me to come in today. He told me he spoke to my Neurologist and my labs came back showing an official diagnosis of Neuropathy. He said it was caused by my other official diagnosis of Hypothyroidism.
Avatar n tn I think your daughter will have a much better time if she does lower her blood sugars and get to a weight that is healthy for her body-type. When your blood sugars are consistently too high a type 1 diabetic loses weight, this is often how type 1's are diagnosed because they eat and drink more then normal and keep losing weight. If she gets her blood sugars under control I think she will keep the weight on.
Avatar f tn Has anyone tried laser treatment for non diabetic neuropathy, some Chiropractors in Phoenix claim they can cure it.
Avatar m tn Statistics in the Alternative Medicine Review, supplementing essential acids called ALA (alpha-Lipoic acid) and GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids may all have a beneficial effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Kathleen Head studied nerve blood flow and physical symptoms such as numbness and coldness. Over the course of long-term treatment that spanned several months, some trial participants experienced a reduction in symptoms and better blood flow.
757137 tn?1347200053 Further to "Peripheral Neuropathy," is benfotiamine helpful? I found it on the net, but know nothing about it.
Avatar n tn I have been a diabetic now for 19 yrs and have been diagnosed with a new complication from it that is making my life extremely hard. I've been told that I have neuropathy of the stomach. When I asked my GI doctor if it's the same as gastroparesis he said it was but that it is effecting my whole GI system, not just the stomach. I have all of the symptoms of the chronic condition except for one.
Avatar n tn Clydene, My sister is a Type 2 diabetic & has peripheral neuropathy pain & she takes Supplemental Alpha-Lipoic Acid 1200 mg/ day. She says if she runs out of it she can tell within a week because the pain returns. I've looked up some info regarding the Alpha-Lipoic Acid ,info is from Oregon State University, for you to read yourself....It's got lots of info so here's the spot your looking for... http://lpi.oregonstate.
Avatar n tn I am 58 years old and have been a juvenile diabetic for 43 years. I am in relatively good health but for increasing neuropathic pain, occasionally debilitating, in my feet and, more recently my hands and arm. Is there anything new on the market that can ease the pain of this?
Avatar n tn Help me out guys. Has anyone felt this much of an extreme case of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? If so, am I in serious danger? Should I write a will? I'm 21.
Avatar f tn TIGER, Well, the quick answer is since your regular doc said your foot pulse was okay, we can sort of rule out a blood vessel sort of problem, like the kind that can be caused by diabetes, known as diabetic neuropathy. However, your PCOS CAN cause diabetes and various blood issues. See, it's important that it's not anything to do with poor circulation in blood vessels. But that's ruled out, tho, for now.
Avatar f tn Am I the only one who has been fighting peripheral Neuropathy in my feet and no can seem to find the cause, I have had I think every test there is to have to try to figure out whats going on, I am a 39 year old mother of 2 who seem to have to many medical thing going on for my age, I'v been fighting peripheral neuropathy in my feet now for 10+ yrs, I get burning, tingling, acking, in my feet, and the heat is crazy when iver I put any shoes on my feet it feels like the oxigen is being cut off in
Avatar n tn From what I understand from both my research and the neurologist I'm seeing, in approximately 40% of neuropathies the cause cannot be pinpointed or identified. Most searches will come up with diabetic neuropathy as diabetes seems to be the leading cause. Other primary causes are alcoholism and vitamin deficiency. I am still not convinced that I do not have one or more compressed nerves in my foot.
Avatar m tn The pain is considerably worse by just using one or the other substances. I will research neuropathy and a B-6 supplement. Thanks again.
Avatar n tn The moodswings are her continuous denial that she's a lifetime diabetic. I did it -- except when I was coming along the whole diabetes treatment plan was much different. Doctors can guide her, but she has to want and get better knowledge through research of what she's dealing with -- and take control. Otherwise, it's a slow suicide, with all the complications that manifest. And there are many -- some personal ones that WE don't even tell the health care professionals about. After 56.
Avatar n tn To the extent that you can improve your diabetes management, strive to do so. Some neuropathy symptoms can be significantly eased when BGs are close to non-diabetic levels. Be patient, because I've also read that in the very short term some neuropathy symptoms initially feel worse (as circulation/sensation begins to return to feet, for example) before it eases up. I found an overview type of article at the JDRF website (http://www.jdrf.org -- click on RESEARCH ... type in nerve disease).
15312090 tn?1439785306 I have had neuropathy in feet for 10 years but I am not a diabetic. In the past year I had a peroneal tendon tear and since then the laterl side of my ankle is in constant pain and I have to wear and uncomfortable plastic brace.
Avatar n tn Hi, After many exam, my doctor just told me that she think my chronic pain to the legs is probably due to neuropathy. We've used a list of question from the diabetic foundation to evaluate the type of pain i have and it all indicated to the neuropathy, even if i'm not diabetic. So were came the neuropathy? I did research on the web for side effect for the other med i was taking. And to my surprise Celebrex is a potential contributor to neuropathy.
Avatar n tn Do you have diabetes or have you been checked for it? You research your neuropathy to learn more about it and its prognosis by looking under wisegeekhealth when results come up. As for your spinal situation, I would follow up or see a new neurosurgeon about this problem. If you can't get in fairly soon, see your PCP and perhaps he/she can order an updated MRI of your spine since it has been so long since the last one was done and you also reinjured yourself.
Avatar f tn Just like having diabetes with MS, you can get diabetic peripheral neuropathy with MS. You can also get other peripheral neuropathies with MS. These are the cases where an Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) can be very useful. Having an abnormal NCS in one limb or in the lower body is a good indication of peripheral nervous system disease and/or injury. Multiple concurrent conditions are a challenge for any heath care provider. They take skill to tease out and treat.
Avatar n tn You can have one and not the other. Generally diabetic neuropathy does not appear until the disease has progressed and not during the early stages, or in your case "showing signs." Peripheral neuropathy is the general term that refers to disorders of peripheral nerves. It is a relatively common neurological disorder that results from damage to the peripheral nerves.
Avatar n tn In all, I think since the beginning I have had about 30 tubes taken, to try to find the cause to this madness. I am not diabetic, nor do I have anything else show in my blood that causes neuropathy. All I know is that I was very sick with a stomach virus of some kind before this all started. The nausea lasted 3 months. Then the parathesia set in. I am sitting here now and my face is burning. This is a new one for me.
Avatar n tn Somehow, when I finally had a full battery of tests at the (newly opened) Diabetic Neuropathy Research Centre in Toronto (2001), the doctors informed me that there was no doubt. I had Diabetic Polyneuropathy! I challenged their findings but was assured it was confirmed by the experts. What was I to do? At least I could get treatment and after 2 years I've managed to reduce the pain levels to an acceptable level.