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WHAT IS DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is a progressive and painful condition of peripheral nerves, typically in the arms and legs. High levels of circulating sugars in blood are thought to cause injury to nerves. The most important treatment of peripheral neuropathy is to maintain normal levels of glucose in blood. Some medications considered to be beneficial include anticonvulsants and antidepressants. These include tricyclic antidepressants like amitryptilin, nortryptiline and desipramine. The most widely used anticonvulsant is gabapentin, more commonly known as Neurontin. These medications may have side effects including dizziness, difficulty concentrating, somnolence, and loss of balance. These effects will subside with time.

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