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Diabetic neuropathy is a peripheral nerve disorder caused by diabetes or poor blood sugar control. The most common types of diabetic neuropathy result in problems with sensation in the feet. It can develop slowly after many years of diabetes or may occur early in the disease. The symptoms are numbness, pain, or tingling in the feet or lower legs. The pain can be intense and require treatment to relieve the discomfort. The loss of sensation in the feet may also increase the possibility that foot injuries will go unnoticed and develop into ulcers or lesions that become infected. In some cases, diabetic neuropathy can be associated with difficulty walking and some weakness in the foot muscles. There are other types of diabetic-related neuropathies that affect specific parts of the body. For example, diabetic amyotrophy causes pain, weakness and wasting of the thigh muscles, or cranial nerve infarcts that may result in double vision, a drooping eyelid, or dizziness. Diabetes can also affect the autonomic nerves that control blood pressure, the digestive tract, bladder function, and sexual organs. Problems with the autonomic nerves may cause lightheadedness, indigestion, diarrhea or constipation, difficulty with bladder control, and impotence.
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can restore nerves damaged from diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can restore nerves damaged from diabetes

Diabetic neuropathy highly prevalent among diabetic patients in Romania

Diabetic neuropathy highly prevalent among diabetic patients in Romania

Clonidine Topical Gel fails to meet primary endpoint in Phase 3 study for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

Clonidine Topical Gel fails to meet primary endpoint in Phase 3 study for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

Sildenafil drug may effectively relieve nerve damage in men with long-term diabetes

Sildenafil drug may effectively relieve nerve damage in men with long-term diabetes

Non-viral gene therapy provides relief for diabetics with constant foot pain

Non-viral gene therapy provides relief for diabetics with constant foot pain

Study: Placental cells may possibly treat damaged nerves

Study: Placental cells may possibly treat damaged nerves

Researchers developing eye tests to evaluate diabetic neuropathy receive global recognition

Researchers developing eye tests to evaluate diabetic neuropathy receive global recognition

Vibratory insoles improve balance stability for elderly fallers

Vibratory insoles improve balance stability for elderly fallers

Calchan, Galapagos partner to discover and develop novel target for osteoarthritic pain

Calchan, Galapagos partner to discover and develop novel target for osteoarthritic pain

‘Reassuring’ findings on microvascular risk in diabetic statin users

‘Reassuring’ findings on microvascular risk in diabetic statin users

New research shows statins could reduce common diabetes complications

New research shows statins could reduce common diabetes complications

Decision Resources expands disease-level coverage of Treatment Algorithms Insight Series

Decision Resources expands disease-level coverage of Treatment Algorithms Insight Series

BioDelivery Sciences updates on Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for PDN treatment

BioDelivery Sciences updates on Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for PDN treatment

NeuroMetrix receives marketing certification from TÜV SÜD Japan for NC-stat DPNCheck

NeuroMetrix receives marketing certification from TÜV SÜD Japan for NC-stat DPNCheck

BioDelivery Sciences receives approval of NDA for BUNAVAIL from FDA

BioDelivery Sciences receives approval of NDA for BUNAVAIL from FDA

NeuroMetrix announces marketing launch of NC-Stat DPNCheck in Japan

NeuroMetrix announces marketing launch of NC-Stat DPNCheck in Japan

Sheffield professor awarded prestigious Camillo Golgi Prize for outstanding contribution to medicine

Sheffield professor awarded prestigious Camillo Golgi Prize for outstanding contribution to medicine

Scientists uncover key mechanism that regulates nerve cell growth in damaged nervous system

Scientists uncover key mechanism that regulates nerve cell growth in damaged nervous system

BDSI enrolls first patient in Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

BDSI enrolls first patient in Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

Biodelivery Sciences collaborates with Quintiles to launch BUNAVAIL in the U.S.

Biodelivery Sciences collaborates with Quintiles to launch BUNAVAIL in the U.S.