New Medication May Put an End to DPN (Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy)

DPN (Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy) is a very painful condition that often accompanies diabetes. This condition causes the nerves in the arms, legs to die. The process can be very painful for the diabetic. The end result is often amputation of the extremities in which the nerves have died.

New Medication Looks Promising

A new medication called KU-32 looks promising for diabetics who suffer from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. Almost 60% of all diabetics will develop some form (mild to severe) of DPN. Not only will the medication hopefully prevent diabetics from losing their toes, feet, or arms and legs it also reduces the amount of pain in some cases to almost no pain at all.

Laboratory Studies

Laboratory studies used mice to test the drug it was able to restore the damaged nerve tissue in the laboratory mice. Clinical human studies have not started yet but researchers feel certain that clinical trials will be approved.

Further testing shows that the medication is absorbed into the blood stream very quickly and is non-toxic making the risk of unpleasant side effects even lower. The drug can be given orally as little as once a week with obvious results.

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