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Blog posts tagged with 'diabetic peripheral neuropathy'

Saying NO to Diabetes

Walking, sunshine and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.walking for diabetes

Walking – how could something so simple be so effective?  Robert Roy Britt in his Medium article entitled The Case for Walking – small steps yield big benefits, focuses on studies that prove that point.  Britt describes the work of Brigham and W...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 3)

Part 3 - Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy


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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of both type 1 (T2DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes.  Diabetes causes a number of different neuropathic complications to include sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 2)

Part 2 - Examination guidelines for physicians and midlevel providers


In part 1 of this three-part blog on the treatment of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) we discussed the economic impact of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the pathophysiology of DPN and staging of DP...

Brodsky type 5 - have we overlooked the forefoot?

In Brodsky's classical description of zones affected by diabetic neuropathic arthropathy, he described the primary areas of the foot affected to be the midfoot and rearfoot (types 1,2,3).  How common is neuropathic arthropathy of the forefoot (Brodsky type 5)?  This article explores the fact that Brodsky type 5 (forefoot) may be an overlooked condition in diabetes care.

Diabetic Foot Cream - Hot peppers? Really?

Diabetic Foot Cream acts to suppress the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The active ingredient in Diabetic Foot Cream is capsaicin. Capsaicin is small oil soluble molecule that is found in the filament of hot peppers where the seeds of the pepper are held to the central core of the pepper. This article explores the use of hot peppers in diabetic skin care products.