November 2023

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when communities across the USA seek to bring attention to diabetes – the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy. This year’s focus from the National Institutes of Health is on taking action to prevent diabetes health problems. Check out some resources here and take control of your health.

Meet Sumedha

We are proud to share Sumedha’s story with our audience. A high school student and amazing volunteer for FPN, Sumedha talks about why she got involved and how she’s helping PN patients improve their lives.

Read her story.

FPN Welcomes David Bennett, MB, PhD to SAB!

We are delighted to announce that David Bennett, MB, PhD, has joined the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), effective November 2023. The SAB advises both the Board of Directors and staff of the Foundation in areas of science and technology relevant to peripheral neuropathy and its research.

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PN sweatshirts available for order through Nov. 19

Get a peripheral neuropathy sweatshirt to keep you, or your loved ones, warm this winter while also spreading awareness of PN. Sweatshirts not your thing? You can also order our popular t-shirt.

This limited sale closes Friday, Nov. 19, so order today!

Diabetic PN Research Funded by NIH

We’re thrilled that Kristy Townsend, PhD, one of our board directors, will be working on this important research for painful diabetic neuropathy with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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How exercise can improve PN symptoms

While there is currently no effective treatment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and other forms, a 6-month aerobic exercise intervention significantly improved symptoms in a recent study.

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Giving Tuesday: Nov. 28

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. On Nov. 28, please make a gift to FPN. 

On this day of global generosity, we are deeply grateful for your support, as we are every day. We are thankful for this community. With your help, we will persevere to find new and better therapies and one day cures. 

Together we are stronger. Together we give.