10. Can Prediabetes Cause Peripheral Neuropathy?

It is estimated that about one in five people with prediabetes suffers from peripheral neuropathy. In the US, that works out to about 15 million people. Unfortunately, the association between prediabetes and peripheral neuropathy is not well known to many physicians.  Many people with peripheral neuropathy are often told that they have idiopathic peripheral neuropathy (peripheral neuropathy […]

8. What is the Connection Between Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Vitamin B1 Deficiency?

The cause of peripheral neuropathy in diabetics is very complex and far from completely understood.  But there is a well-established connection between diabetes, vitamin B1 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy.  Adequate amounts of vitamin B1 are essential for nerves to function properly.  So, it is not surprising that vitamin B1 deficiency, also known as LowB1, is a well-known […]

7. I Have Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy…What Does That Mean?

Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in the US. Research has shown that 50% of diabetics will develop peripheral neuropathy over the course of their disease. Peripheral neuropathy is the most frequent and generally the first complication associated with diabetes. Generally, the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are numbness, burning, tingling and/or […]

3. What Problems are Associated with Peripheral Neuropathy?

Most people with peripheral neuropathy complain about the unrelenting sensations of numbness, pain, and burning that they feel.  The intensity of these feelings can vary greatly–from mildly annoying to agonizing and disabling.    Peripheral neuropathy decreases the ability of the feet and legs to be protected from injury.  People with peripheral neuropathy are less able to react […]