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Diabetic Neuropathy

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

It is a damage caused to the nerve due to prolonged (old) history of diabetes and in patients having uncontrolled diabetics are more affected.


What are the features of Diabetic Neuropathy?

You may have burning sensation in both the feet or hands and in severe condition you may develop numbness.


How to prevent or delay Diabetic Neuropathy?

By controlling diabetes and maintaining HBA1C below 7%. Regular physical activities and taking some anti oxidants as prescribed by pain physicians, also helps in delaying the symptoms.


How a patient can prevent complications due to diabetic neuropathy?

As diabetic patient may experience numbness over the toes of the feet, so to prevent any kind of injury patient should always wear socks and shoes and daily inspection of their toes twice a day themselves can help prevent any wound developing due to injury.


Whom to contact for management of Diabetic Neuropathy?

Interventional Pain Physician can manage the diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathic pain can be adequately controlled with medications and in severe cases some minimally invasive techniques may be required.


Is Diabetic Neuropathy Curable?

Fact is diabetes and diabetic neuropathy can only be managed and controlled. Reversal of symptoms and the disease is possible if the treatment start early and diabetes is under control.


What is the treatment for diabetic neuropathy?

Adequately controlling sugar level along with neuropathic medications can effectively manage peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Those patient who don’t respond well to oral medication can be managed with Interventions like spinal cord stimulator.