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MAY 2018
Walk Away from Nerve Pain
Walk Away from Nerve Pain
Neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, was once thought to be untreatable. Today, a variety of treatments and strategies are available to ease the discomfort.

Read more about the journey of Kathy Zimmerman and how to prevent and manage pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in this article published in Brain & Life.
National Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week!  Let's Keep the Momentum Going!
FPN How to Keep Building Awareness
It was a busy and exciting time for us at the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, as we focused on raising awareness for peripheral neuropathy.

We are grateful to all those volunteers who shared their time and their story to bring more focus to this life-altering condition.
 
Read about some of the impact made during National Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week, and how we are trying to keep the impact growing. 
Molecule May Be Key to Pain Relief in Diabetic Neuropathy 
Molecule May Be Key to Pain Relief in Diabetic Neuropathy 
Blocking a specific protein may reduce pain and reverse nerve degeneration caused by painful diabetic neuropathy, according to a recent study.
 
Read more and watch the video. 
Designer Peptide May Prevent Chemo-Induced Neuropathy 
Designer Peptide May Prevent CIPN
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common side effect of numerous anti-neoplastic drugs and represents a frequent cause of neuropathic pain.
 
Despite its prevalence, the molecular mechanisms of CIPN are not well understood, and there are no available methods for prevention or treatment. Therefore, current approaches are directed to alleviating the pain symptoms and/or reducing or even discontinuing chemotherapy.

Stringent Diet May Suppress Gluten Neuropathy
Stringent Diet May Suppress Gluten Neuropathy
"We think of gluten sensitivity as an immune disease triggered by eating gluten in susceptible people," said Zis. "Ingestion of gluten causes an immune reaction that, in this case, damages nerves, which can be painful. A strict gluten-free diet removes the main factor triggering the inflammation, allowing the immune response to calm down and alleviating the neuropathic symptoms, including pain."

Learn more  
Neuropathic Pain: A Glimpse Inside the Unabating Affliction 
Neuropathic Pain_ A Glimpse Insed the Unabating Affliction
A study published recently in the Journal of Pain Research reported the prevalence of neuropathic pain at 10% in the US population. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) reported that 20 million Americans have some type of peripheral neuropathy.

Read more about what neuropathic pain entails, including its etiology. 
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SAVE THE DATE:  
The 12th Annual Neuropathy Action Awareness Day will be held in Los Angeles, California on June 22, 2018. Please visit www.neuropathyaction.org if you'd like to learn more about this event or register to attend.   
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