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Speak For Your Feet Contest for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), or nerve damage caused by diabetes, is one of the most known causes of neuropathy. DPN can be a common complication that affects the extremities and normally presents itself as a loss of sensation, most often described as numbness and tingling. Symptoms of DPN can also cause debilitating pain which is …

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More than 37 million people in the U.S. live with diabetes today. 1 And for many of them, nerve damage caused by diabetes – a condition called diabetic peripheral neuropathy or diabetic nerve pain – is a common complication that most often affects the lower extremities and normally presents itself as tingling, numbness, burning, shooting …

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Poor Footwear Adherence Led to High Risk for Reulceration in Diabetes

Only 22-36% of diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients self-report that they wear prescription footwear regularly, especially at home, according to researchers in the Netherlands. According to their study, which monitored at home usage of prescription footwear, people do not wear their prescription shoes at home enough to prevent recurrent ulcers; it has been shown that ulcer …

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