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Managing pain from diabetes

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Diabetes causes a specific form of nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in several ways. Sometimes patients try to ignore it, but that can lead to injury and even more pain.

Dr. Atul Walia, Pain Management Specialist at Integris, was in the KFOR studios with Linda Cavanaugh and gave us some advice on ways to manage the pain.

Some questions that he will answer in the video above are:

1. What exactly is neuropathy, and can it affect more than just the toes, feet, and hands?

2. Does neuropathy only happen when diabetes isn't managed properly, or is it unavoidable?

3. How do you manage the pain? Are some pain medications better for neuropathy than others?

4. What are the benefits of biofeedback, TENS electronic therapy, Relaxation training, and hypnosis?