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2012-06-14 07:02:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In the first systematic review of its kind, new research shows that strictly monitoring blood glucose levels (enhanced glucose control) with the right target levels can prevent diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a disabling condition that develops in up to half of people with diabetes. It affects the nerves in the feet and legs, making them feel painful, weak, tingly, or numb. It is possible to prevent neuropathy by strictly controlling the blood sugar...

2012-06-04 09:50:55

Duloxetine reduced painful neuropathy in majority of patients The antidepressant drug duloxetine, known commercially as Cymbalta, helped relieve painful tingling feelings caused by chemotherapy in 59 percent of patients, a new study finds. This is the first clinical trial to find an effective treatment for this pain. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect of certain chemotherapy drugs. The tingling feeling -- usually felt in the toes, feet, fingers and hands...

2012-05-16 11:39:36

Why diabetics suffer from increased pain and temperature sensitivity is a step closer to being understood and effectively treated. Research published in the journal Nature Medicine reveals that a multi-national collaboration between scientists from Warwick Medical School in the UK, and universities in Germany, New York, Australia and Eastern Europe, has discovered key information around one of the most distressing side effects of diabetes. Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN), which is...

2012-01-24 10:58:07

U-M researchers found more efficient diagnostic tools are not always used, results reported in Archives of Internal Medicine Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed the tremendous cost of diagnosing peripheral neuropathy and found that less expensive, more effective tests are less likely to be used. Almost one-quarter of patients receiving neuropathy diagnoses undergo high-cost, low-yield MRIs while very few receive low-cost, high-yield glucose tolerance tests, according to...

2011-12-14 21:00:00

The PAINWeek 2012 national conference will devote a full-day track examining the connection between diabetes and chronic pain conditions. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 PAINWeek, the national conference on pain for frontline practitioners, today announced significant enhancements to the 2012 course agenda with a new therapeutic track that explores the management of pain conditions often associated with diabetes. Debra Weiner, Director of Program Development for PAINWeek observed,...

2011-11-08 21:28:03

Study finds that insulin resistance is associated with inflammatory processes that lead to cortical atrophy and brain dysfunction Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized. But the disease's impact on the brain is often overlooked. For the past five years, a team led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) neurophysiologist Vera Novak, MD, PhD, has been studying the effects of diabetes on cognitive...


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