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Diabetic Neuropathy: Can It Be Reversed?

Neuropathy refers to any condition that damages nerve cells. These cells play a critical role in touch, sensation, and movement. Diabetic neuropathy refers to damage of nerves that’s caused by diabetes. Scientists believe that the high content of blood sugar in the blood of a person with diabetes damages nerves over time. There are several different types of neuropathies. They include: Peripheral: Pain and numbness in the extremities including arms, feet, legs, hands, and toes Proximal: Pain and numbness in the upper legs, specifically the buttocks, thighs, and hips Autonomic: Damage to nerves of the autonomic nervous system which control sexual response, sweating, urinary and digestive function Focal: Sudden loss of function in nerves causing pain and weakness of the muscles Neuropathy is one of the common effects of diabetes. It’s estimated that 60-70 percent of people with diabetes will develop some sort of neuropathy throughout their lives. By 2050, it’s estimated that over 48 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with diabetes. That means in the future, anywhere from 28-33 million Americans could be affected by diabetic neuropathy. Nerve damage from diabe Continue reading >>

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  1. Lostt

    Reversing Nerve Damage

    http://www.sbrc.ca/2012/05/dr-paul-f...s-healthwatch/
    I came across this story in my neck of the woods about a "Compound" that reverses nerve damage via a topical cream without the "side effects" issues...
    not affected with nerve damage but sounds intriguing for those who are... in trials at the moment, 6 years maybe?

  2. Jan74

    That does sound intriguing. I don't have nerve damage yet, but research for such a painful complication is always good.

  3. graeme2020

    Thanks for the link Lostt. They don't actually tell us the important part of the story which is the name of the existing drug they have found that reverses nerve damage.

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