Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: 2010 Archive

Drug Holds Promise to Halt Debilitating Condtion of Diabetes

Septemeber 2010: Researchers at the University of Kansas have published an article about a drug they have developed that has the potential to stop, and even reverse, DPN in mice.

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Source: Science Daily

Common Chaperone Protein Can Reverse DPN

September 2010: Additional research out of the University of Kansas suggests that the use of a heat shock protein could be used to reverse the loss of function in the nerves of mice with diabetes.

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Source: Science Daily

Acupuncture for Diabetic Neuropathy

August 2010: See the results of this controlled study on the use of acupuncture for reducing symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.

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Source: Research Gate

Replacing White Rice with Brown Rice May Reduce Diabetes Risk

August 2010: Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have published a new study indicating replacing white rice in your diet with brown rice and other whole grains may reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Since Type 2 diabetes is a primary cause of peripheral neuropathy, this news may help some people avoid developing diabetes and its complications.

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Source: Science Daily

Treatment-Induced Diabetic Neuropathy: A Reversible Painful Autonomic Neuropathy 

June 2010: Drs. Roy Freeman and Christopher Gibbons, of the Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, have been studying acute severe neuropathic pain in diabetic patients. While uncommon, there are several situation when this acute pain can occur. Their findings were published recently by the American Neurological Association.

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Source: Dr. Roy Freeman

Diabetes Experts Call for Early, Integrated Treatment Approach to Help Prevent Complications and Improve Patient Outcomes

June 2010: An online study of more than 300 practicing endocrinologists and family medicine physicans show that a large majority of physicians indicated that using a team of specialists early in the course of type-2 diabetes (T2D) treatment can help or prevent serious complications. Naming diabetic neuropathy as one of the primary complications of T2D, the cost of complications to our healthcare system more than doubled between 2002 and 2007.

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Source: American Diabetes Association

Diabetes PN Pain Worse at Night

June 2010: A study at the Comprehensive Pain Center in Oregon found that in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, pain exhibits a temporal effect, with peak intensity in the evening hours. This information, with accompanying statistics, was presented at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society.

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Source: Doctor’s Guide

Clinical Trial for Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Northwestern University (Chicago) is currently recruiting subjects for a clinical research study. Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) is a protein that your body naturally produces in small amounts. Researchers have discovered that it can cause the growth of new blood vessels and protect nerves. The purpose of this study is to introduce an additional amount of the genes responsible for directing the production of HGF in your body to evaluate if it changes your pain form the disease. To find out if you are eligible to participate, please ckick on the link below.

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Diabetes Cases to Double and Costs to Triple by 2034

In the next 25 years, the number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double, increasing from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in 2034. The 2009 Diabetes Care study places increased emphasis on changes in demographics, advances in treatment, and the natural history of this disease, including the timing and frequency of its costly complications.

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