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Nerves and Neuropathy

News and research about nerves and neuropathy, including nerve pain and treatments for diabetic neuropathies. Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. People with diabetes can develop nerve problems at any time, but risk rises with age and longer duration of diabetes.

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New Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines for Physicians Released

New guidelines from Michigan Medicine researchers and the American Diabetes Association equip physicians with better information on how to treat Diabetic Neuropathy.An estimated 60...
Dorsal Root Ganglion - Diabetic Neuropathy

Phototherapy Used to Combat Neuropathic Pain

As diabetes progresses, the structure of the sciatic nerve's myelin sheath changes - but after four sessions of laser therapy treatment, researchers found that...
Source of Diabetic Pain Found

Source of Diabetic Pain Uncovered by UK Researchers

The basis for chronic pain from diabetic neuropathy, which affects about 25% of people with diabetes, has been uncovered by researchers.
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Peripheral Nerve Damage Discovery: New Hope for Diabetics

New discovery could lead to effective repair therapies for those suffering peripheral nerve damage and offers hope to millions of people with diabetes.Research published...
Sugar Levels and Diabetes Complications

Lower HbA1c May Not Prevent Diabetes Complications

According to Mayo Clinic researchers, the HbA1c level targeted by physicians may not actually lower the risk of kidney, vision and neuropathy complications for...
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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Wound Healing, New Findings in Study

Wayne State study provides new understanding of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and wound healing in the treatment of corneal and skin diabetic ulcers.A research team...
Scientists Using Worms to Prevent Diabetes Complications like Neuropathy

Using Worms to Prevent Diabetes Complications like Neuropathy

Researchers have found a sensor for the reactive molecules linked to diabetic complications using worms, which may provide new therapies for serious diabetes health...
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Study: Nerve Damage Precedes Diabetic Retinopathy

New findings about the development of diabetic retinopathy represents a shift in the long-term understanding of these diabetes complications.A University of Iowa-led study of...
New Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom Limb Pain Frozen by Minimally Invasive Treatment

A recent study shows that interventional radiologists can use an innovative technique to relieve the pain that plagues millions of amputees, many of which...
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Key Contributor to Diabetic Peripheral Nerve Disease Found

New findings suggest a key contributor to the problem of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in about one-half of all patients with diabetes.Emerging...

Researchers Discover Key Mechanism that Causes Neuropathic Pain

Scientists have identified a key mechanism in neuropathic pain. This discovery could benefit millions of people with chronic pain from trauma, diabetes, shingles, multiple...

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