Carefully controlled blood sugar can help reduce symptom severity and slow the damage from diabetic neuropathy
, but it won't reverse existing damage.
But in the case of diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy
, blood sugar control is key to managing the condition.
"Vibration testing is extremely important," the study investigators wrote, "since in the initial stages of neuropathy
, the vibratory sensory system is amongst the first component of the nervous system to be affected."
(7) As our patient had acute vasculitic neuropathy
and early renal involvement as evidenced by proteinuria with new onset hypertension, he was treated with glucocorticoid and cyclophosphamide.
The early and precise detection can help in better understanding the pattern of pathophysiological changes as well as in controlling the progression of neuropathy
. Although there are multiple methods for detecting and monitoring DPN, nerve conduction studies (NCS) are generally considered to be most sensitive and reproducible.
The current study assessed the effect of treatment with a single intramuscular injection of high dose vitamin D on quality of life in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy
using the NeuroQoL questionnaire (a specific validated neuropathy
is a condition in which the peripheral nerves are damaged due to high blood glucose and vascular risk factors like high blood pressure, and lipids as well as being overweight.
Exclusion criteria were as follows: unilateral neuropathy
, compressive or posttraumatic radiculopathy, or the presence of other conditions that might be responsible for the neuropathy
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
(DPN) begins in the distal extremities and then travels proximally.
Recently the role of a primary inflammatory process as the etiology for postsurgical neuropathy
has been described.
9,173,581, contain claims that cover the novel integrated design of the hand-held DPNCheck device that enables accurate and rapid measurement of sural nerve conduction, which is a standard neuropathy
"Metformin has two opposite effects on neuropathy
," he continued, "a neuroprotective effect by improving glycemie control and a neurotoxic effect by inducing [B.sub.12] depletion."