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    Diabetic Neuropathy

    What is it?

    Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes often struggle with a form of diabetic neuropathy

    Distal symmetric polyneuropathy, which is the condition most people refer to as “diabetic neuropathy”, patients can experience tingling and loss of feeling in the hands and feet, which progresses to muscular atrophy if severe

    Autonomic neuropathy, which can cause bowel and bladder incontinence

    Thoracic and lumbar nerve root disease, causing polyradiculopathies

    Individual cranial and peripheral nerve involvement causing focal mononeuropathies, especially affecting the oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve III) and the median nerve

    Asymmetric involvement of multiple peripheral nerves, resulting in a mononeuropathy multiplex

    Treatment Options

    • Nerve Blocks
    • Medication (Duloxetine, Tricyclic antidepressants, Gabapentin/Pregabalin)
    • Spinal Cord Stimulator
    • Capsaicin (8%) Patch
    • Intrathecal Pain Pumps