Health Success with a Trial for treatment of Neuropathy associated
May 31st, 2006
Testing for a
potentially new treatment for nerve damage caused by diabetes has shown
some success with preclinical and early patient trials in the United
The University of Manchester,UK discovered a way to inject a therapy
into diabetic patients which help to stimulate genes. By doing this
therapy it may be possible to prevent nerve damage in the hands and feet
of diabetic patients.
could help prevent foot amputations of thousands of diabetics each year.
The World Health Organization has estimated there would be 300 million
people worldwide that could have diabetes by 2025. Diabetes is being
diagnosed in young to middle age adults and would put them at a higher
risk for amputations because of the long-term complications of this