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Supplement Snapshot - Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC)
The strongest research of Acetyl L-Carnitine is for relief of diabetic neuropathy symptoms; some studies show pain relief and possible nerve regeneration. (Diabetic Neuropathy, Type 2 Diabetes)

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Improves Diabetic Neuropathy
Study shows that acetyl-L-carnitine not only improves the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, but also helps regenerate nerve fibers and vibration perception. (Diabetic Neuropathy and Diabetes Research)

ADA Survey Finds Lack of Neuropathy Awareness
A new national survey commissioned by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reveals that, while the majority of people with diabetes experience symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) -- only a small minority have been diagnosed with this condition. And, a staggering 56% of patients have never even heard of diabetic neuropathy. (neuropathy symptoms, diabetes care, diabetes statistics)

Diabetic Nerve Change Begins Early
Recent research reports subtle changes in nerve conduction as the first reliable sign of nerve complications from diabetes.  The researchers said that change can be measured long before other symptoms or signs of nerve damage develop. About half of people with diabetes develop some type of neuropathy caused indirectly by high blood sugar levels. (Diabetic Neuropathy, Neuropathy Symptoms, Diabetes Research)

Acetyl-L-Carnitine May Be Important for Nerve Health in Diabetic Patients
Recent research studies indicate that Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) may improve pain and nerve regeneration in patients with chronic diabetic neuropathy. These studies demonstrate that ALC treatment is effective in alleviating symptoms, particularly pain, and improves nerve fiber regeneration. (Neuropathy Symptoms, Neuropathy Product, Diabetic Nutrition)

Diabetic Neuropathy - Nerve Pain and Numbness
An estimated 60 percent of all people with diabetes have some form of diabetic neuropathy, the nerve damage caused by long-term effects of diabetes. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, prickling, and sometimes pain, burning, cramping, or extreme sensitivity to touch.(nerve pain, neuropathy causes, neuropathy symptoms)

Neuropathy Complication - Charcot's Foot
Sometimes neuropathy can trigger a cascade of diabetes related complications, such as Charcot's foot (Charcot's joint). This disorder usually affects weight-bearing joints, such as the ankles. The key to treating Charcot's foot involves keeping weight off the joint and wearing special footwear. (Diabetic Neuropathy, Neuropathy Symptoms, Types of Neuropathy, Neuroarthropathy)

Diabetic Neuropathies
Neuropathies lead to numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Problems may also occur in every organ system, including the digestive tract, heart, and sex organs. An estimated 50 percent of those with diabetes have some form of neuropathy, but not all with neuropathy have symptoms.  (Types of Neuropathy, Proximal Neuropathy, Focal Neuropathy, Neuropathy Treatment)

All The Nerve
One of the most common long-term repercussions of high blood glucose levels is diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about two-thirds of those with diabetes have some form of this complication. (Diabetes Management, Neuropathy Symptoms, Preventing Neuropathy)

Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Peripheral Neuropathy
There are probably more studies attesting to the benefits of  alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) for dealing with peripheral neuropathy than studies for any other nutrient. ALA is known as a "universal antioxidant." In addition to its remarkable abilities as a natural antioxidant, it is noted for protecting nerves from oxidative damage and inflammation. (preventing neuropathy, diabetic nutrition)

Neuropathy - Nutrient Therapies
Biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine are B vitamins that have all been found useful in treating the peripheral and autonomic neuropathies found in diabetes. In addition, Alpha-lipoic acid has long been used in Europe for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy in diabetics. Acetyl-L-Carnitine has been found to have important links to peripheral nerve function. (Diabetic Neuropathy, Benfotiamine, Diabetic Product, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)

A Natural Approach to Diabetes
Many diabetics have low blood levels of B6. Levels are even lower in diabetics with nerve damage. Supplementation with Vitamins B6 and B12, including a form of B12 called methylcobalamin, play an important role in the prevention and treatment of many forms of diabetic neuropathy. (Diabetes Nutrition, Polyneuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Improves Neuropathy Symptoms
In people with diabetes, alpha-lipoic acid appears to enhance insulin action and blood vessel circulation, protect against diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease), and inhibit protein glycation (a reaction between excess glucose and protein that impairs the protein's function and forms harmful end products in the body). (Diabetic Neuropathy, Alpha-Lipoic Acid)

Natural Cures for Painful Neuropathy
 Peripheral neuropathy may be one of the most common conditions you’ve never heard of. Estimates are that it affects as many as two-thirds of people with diabetes, 10% to 20% of people with cancer and 8% of all people over age 55. Symptoms include burning and tingling sensations, numbness, and occasional sharp, sudden pains similar to electrical shocks. Intensity of symptoms varies widely, from mild annoyance... to numbness severe enough to impair function... to debilitating pain.

Antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
A collaborative study between Mayo Clinic and a medical center in Russia found that alpha lipoic acid (ALA) significantly and rapidly reduces the frequency and severity of symptoms of the most common kind of diabetic neuropathy.  (Neuropathy and Diabetic Complications)
 
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diagnosis (DY-ug-NO-sis)
the determination of a disease from its signs and symptoms.

amyotrophy  (a-my-AH-truh-fee)
a Type of neuropathy resulting in pain, weakness and/or wasting in the muscles.

autonomic neuropathy (aw-toh-NOM-ik ne-ROP-uh-thee)
a type of neuropathy affecting the lungs, heart, stomach, intestines, bladder or genitals.

mononeuropathy (MAH-noh-ne-ROP-uh-thee)
neuropathy affecting a single nerve.

nerve conduction studies
tests used to measure for nerve damage; one way to diagnose neuropathy.
 
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