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AAN’s New Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy Guidelines

A study entitled “Oral and Topical Treatment of Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy: Practice Guideline Update Summary” was published on December 29, 2021, in the journal Neurology®. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is pleased to announce that Lindsay Colbert, Executive Director, was among the few esteemed authors on the subcommittee for this important review and update. …

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PNRR Study on Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 toxicity is known to be a cause of peripheral neuropathy. There is debate regarding the threshold at which intake levels can cause neurological symptoms through vitamin B6. In a 2021 study from the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR), funded by the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, researchers asked if elevated plasma vitamin B6 levels …

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Chuck’s Story: Exploring the National Parks

Chuck is a husband, father, grandfather, outdoorsman – and a PN patient who strongly supports the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and advocates for his own health and that of others. We chatted with Chuck about his recent adventures in the US National Parks and his tips for others who want to follow his example. What is your connection to peripheral neuropathy? …

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Peripheral Neuropathy is Again an Eligible Condition for DOD Grants

Last week, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations released the Majority’s draft of the fiscal year 2022 (FY22) Defense Appropriations Act. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is pleased to see that this draft legislation once again includes “peripheral neuropathy” among the eligible conditions for grants in FY22 from the Department of Defense’s Peer …

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Michael’s Story: Let Your Birthday Help Us All!

MICHAEL WRIGHT has had neuropathy for about six years. Living in Charlotte, NC, with a supportive family, Michael has not let his neuropathy get the best of him. He has become a true activist, helping other patients with peripheral neuropathy and finding ways to bring attention to peripheral neuropathy and raising money for research. Michael founded the group, …

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Vitamins and Supplements for Nerve Health

Our friends at LivOn Labs, producer of vitamins and supplements, share information on supplements for nerve health with us. LivOn Labs is a supporter and partner of FPN. FPN recommends consulting with your health care provider before adding any supplements to your medical regime. Stop us if this sounds familiar. You read an article claiming …

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Terry’s Story: Local Support Group Offers Help

On Friday the 13th of March 2020, when the world stopped for COVID-19, I finally got an answer from my neurologist about the burning pain in my feet and, sometimes, hands. I had a “nickel’s worth of neuropathy” he stated. I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness, if this is only a nickel’s worth what might a …

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Support Group Primer: Update July 2021

In our blogpost. How to Get Support Without Leaving Home published in July 2020, we provided a summary of virtual support groups and social media sites for patients with PN. Here, we update our list, with some new additions and modifications. We hope that anyone struggling to find the support of others who understand the challenges of living with …

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