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NOVEMBER 2018
Meet Lainie
FPN Meet Lainie
Lainie Ishbia caught our attention with her tagline, Perfectly Imperfect. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy shares a recent chat we had with Lainie on her life, her work, and her inspiration. 
 
Read Lainie's story  
10/13 NYC Patient Conference
FPN NYC Patient Conference
If you missed last month's patient conference and are interested in watching the event recording, it is now available.
 
Please go to FPN's Media Center to watch the conference. Make sure you are logged in.
 
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What are the Best Remedies for Neuropathy from Chemo?
What are Best Remedies for Neuropathy from Chemo_ 
Doctors are unsure why some people have neuropathy from chemotherapy, and others do not.   
 
This article looks at some possible ways to prevent and treat Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN), including natural and alternative remedies. A list of some other chemotherapy drugs that cause CIPN is also included. 
Taming Diabetic Neuropathy
Taming Diabetic Neuropathy
There are approximately 20 million Americans suffering with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). DPN happens because of chronically high concentrations of blood sugar injuring nerve fibers and blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to peripheral nerves. Over half of diabetic patients will develop some degree of neuropathy which contributes to several complications.  
 
Australia Wearable Device Clinical Trial
Australia Wearable Device Clinical Trial
WalkJoy® is being evaluated for its potential to improve the quality of life for thousands of Australians with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). Prof. Hylton Menz, PhD, DSc will be conducting the trail at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Thirty-five people with Type 2 diabetes and DPN will be recruited from diabetes clinics at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria.
 
To be included in the study, participants must be at least 18 years old, be able to ambulate household distances without a walking aid, have symptoms consistent with DPN and have physical examination findings consistent with DPN. According to Dr. Menz, "the findings of this study will be of significant interest to patients and clinicians who manage people with diabetes."
 
If you are interested in participating in the trial, please click here to learn more. Recruitment will continue through January 2019.
FPN Board Member Dr. Senda Ajroud-Driss Presents at Analym's hATTR Amyloidosis Care Day Event

Are you in the Chicago area and want to know more about Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis?   FPN's Board Member Dr. Ajroud-Driss speaks about the disease at a Care Day Event on Saturday, November 10th in Oak Brook, IL. Click  here for details.
Letters from Fans
"NYC's event was a good conference. Thank you for the hard work you and your staff put into these arrangements. I know what it takes to organize and execute what appears to the audience to be a relatively simple event and how hard the dedicated staff of not-for-profit organizations work. The world is a better place for all of us because of folks like you." - Malcolm
 
"THANK YOU SO MUCH for an informative and well done conference. We were so glad we came. Thank you so much for your teams hard work for us. It was informative and time well spent." - Gloria
You have until Dec 31 to take advantage of the Charitable IRA Rollover for 2018!
Did you know that donors age 70 1/2 and older can give directly from their IRA to The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and not be taxed on the distribution?  This donation counts toward the required minimum distribution as well!
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