Foot problems, including sores that don’t heal, ulcers and even amputation, are common complications of diabetic neuropathy. But you can prevent many of these problems by having a thorough foot exam at least once a year, having your doctor check your feet at each office visit and taking good care of your feet at home.
Evidence of neurodegenerative disease has been found in the peripheral nerves of diabetics. Currently more than 50% of diabetic patients develop some form of peripheral nerve disease, which can lead to loss of sensation, tingling, pain, limb amputation, and death. No FDA-approved treatment exists for diabetic neuropathy, a condition that afflicts over half of [...]