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Research published in the journal Human Movement Science examined whether those with diabetes, with or without neuropathy, would grip objects differently than healthy subjects. Those results were compared to patients with multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Parkinson’s. Highlights of...

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Of the estimated 422 million adults with diabetes, approximately 20% will develop painful diabetic neuropathy. In an article published in JAMA Neurology, researchers outlined a study of inadequate relief from painful diabetic neuropathy and the potential of high frequency spinal cord stimulation...

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A narrative review of minocycline—a 2nd-generation, semi-synthetic tetracycline used as a broad-spectrum antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties—was performed by researchers evaluating its effectiveness in lessening neuropathic pain. Results were published in the Journal of Pain Research. A...

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In an article in the PNAS journal, researchers report the power of 3 antibiotics against chronic pain, possibly reducing the need for opioids. The study abstract reports that “demeclocycline, chlortetracycline, and minocycline can be repurposed for treatment of neuropathic pain and potentially for...

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Neuropathic pain—from an injury or disease of the peripheral and/or somatosensory nervous system—is usually severe and chronic, resistant to treatment, and therefore challenging for clinicians attempting to help patients. Researchers noted the high impact of neuropathic pain: "Many people with...

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In a Journal of Nursing Scholarship article, published online ahead of print, type 2 diabetes patients experienced pain and fatigue reduction through relaxation and mindfulness techniques.

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Newswise — Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, using a genome-wide association study, have identified a genetic factor linked to the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This finding suggests a new target for preventive therapies. The research has been published online and will appear...

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A review conducted by researchers from University of Sydney concludes that people with type 2 diabetes are at 35% greater risk for low back pain and 24% higher risk for experiencing neck pain. The findings were derived from a meta-analysis of studies examining possible connections between the...

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