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Fish Oil May Help with Diabetic Neuropathy

Omega-3 fatty acids in found to improved nerve damage in mice with type 1 and type 2… Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. But a new study …

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Exercise Therapy for Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Some positive effects seen but no decrease in pain intensity was observed…. A common complication of diabetes is painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (P-DPN). Current standard of care for patients with P-DPN involves pharmacological interventions that are limited by their potential adverse side effects. Numerous drugs are still being developed and …

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Eye Scan Predicts Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes

Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) can predict incipient peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes… The technique involves the examination of unmyelinated nerve fibers at high magnification using a laser-scanning corneal confocal microscope to image the subbasal nerve plexus of the patient’s cornea. Increased severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is …

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