What can be done for elderly patients with peripheral neuropathy to prevent serious injury from falls?

Elderly people with type-2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) may be more prone to suffer severe injuries due to tripping and falling. A startling statistic reveals an older adults are admitted to hospitals every 13 seconds, on average, due to falls, while one death results from a fall every 20 minutes. A recent […]

Acupuncture Treatment For Peripheral Neuropathy

An ancient treatment for pain relief, acupuncture, may have some use in the treatment of painful diabetic¬† peripheral neuropathy according to a research paper published in “Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology.” The study showed acupuncture improved nerve conduction and assessment of subjective symptoms in 16 of the 21 patients who received the treatment over a period […]