Diabetic Charcot Foot Syndrome

People who are diagnosed with diabetes have an increased risk of foot complications, especially pain, loss of sensation, and progressive diseases that arise from these, such as ulcers. If proper foot care is not applied throughout the treatment of diabetes and subsequent diabetic neuropathy, the risks escalate and can even include amputation. US Neuropathy Centers…

Pediatric Testing May Miss Out on Diagnosing Pediatric Diabetic Neuropathy

According to an April 26, 2013 published study in the journal Pediatrics, standard screening methods for diabetic peripheral neuropathies (DPN) are not a reliable method for detecting this condition in pediatric patients. According to the American Diabetes Association, children with type 1 diabetes should be tested for DPN on an annual basis. However,  new research suggests…

Evaluating 8 Diet Tips for Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathies develop as a response to diabetes and an excess of glucose in the bloodstream. Nearly 60% of patients with Diabetes will develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy at some point. Nerve pain and other symptoms of diabetic neuropathy develop at various stages of a person’s life, depending on the type of diabetes they have, whether…

How Foot Deformities and Muscle Weakness Affect Diabetic Patients

Unbeknownst to many, lower extremity problems represent the most common complication associated with diabetes. In fact, research says that diabetic patients are 15 times more likely to have a foot amputation than non-diabetic individuals. At US Neuropathy Centers, our team of compassionate and expert physicians are dedicated to helping patients with diabetic neuropathy avoid complications…