Neurologist Questions Diabetes

How can diabetic neuropathy be treated?

My father has been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy. Are there medications that can treat his condition and relieve his pain?

5 Answers

Gabapentin/pregabalin
There are. Gabapentin and Lyrica are two frequently used meds
Initially, it’s best to get his glucose lowered. A continuously elevated glucose “spills” into the nerves, causing the symptoms. Avai prescription Meds are Lyrica, and gabapentin
Yes it can be treated. #1 get his blood sugar in control since diabetic neuropathy is due to damage to the nerves from high blood sugar. If early, it can be reversed by getting the blood sugar down to normal. #2 there are medications that can help relieve the symptoms. See your Dr. and ask for the medication.
This responds well to gabapentin. Let him see his doctor.