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January 2022

PNRR Research 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 (FPN), researchers asked if elevated plasma vitamin B6 levels were related to outcome measures in a well-characterized cohort of patients with chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy. It was concluded that vitamin B6 levels do not correlate with the severity of neuropathy.


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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 January 29, 2021, in the journal Neurology®. 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.

Click here to read the results of the subcommittee’s findings and gain access to the publications.

Read more about the AAN Updates for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy that emerged from this important study.

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FPN has a New Look!


Did you know? FPN recently launched a newly designed website, highlighting the fantastic resources for our patients and researchers alike. Please take a peek at the new design – we hope it will allow you to more easily gain access to our events, news and resources.

Thank you to the 1.2M visitors on our site in 2021! We hope you enjoy it even more in 2022!

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Benefits of Vitamin D Therapy on Diabetic Neuropathy Patients


Vitamin D deficiency is common in diabetic patients, and low levels have been linked to the presence and severity of sensory neuropathy. This study aimed to compare the pain impact and vitamin D levels after adding oral vitamin D 5000 IU to standard treatment in patients with diabetic neuropathy.


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Falling can be a Sign of Diabetic Neuropathy


Your feet are the foundation of an active lifestyle. But if diabetes has been damaging the nerves in your lower extremities, you may begin experiencing common PN symptoms, including numbness, tingling, or burning in the feet and toes. With the loss of feeling comes other serious risks such as loss of balance leading to frequent falls.

In this article from the Delaware Gazette, proactive recommendations are offered to patients who have diabetic neuropathy and experience symptoms in their lower extremities.

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