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More than 34 million Americans – just over 1 in 10 – have diabetes, and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet, or more commonly referred to as diabetic nerve pain, is one of its most common complications.
The painful symptoms associated with this nerve damage include numbness, tingling, as well as burning, shooting or stabbing sensations that most often affect the lower extremities.
It is a progressive and debilitating complication of diabetes that will affect approximately more than 5 million Americans in 2021 and is expected to double by 2030.
Lindsay Colbert, Executive Director of The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, and Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes and Vice Chair Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will be available to talk about the findings from a new national survey of patients that captured beliefs, perspectives and attitudes towards their diabetic nerve pain.
A key finding from the survey revealed an overwhelming 71% of patients desire change, and are seeking better treatments and a future with less pain. Furthermore, over a third of respondents reported needing to rest more; the most frequently reported necessary life-style change due to their pain.
Key Facts and Figures:
The lack of effective, innovative treatment options have left many patients with a significant unmet medical need
Two in five patients had to visit three or more doctors before getting the right diagnosis for their pain
58% of patients are not satisfied with the current treatment plan for their diabetic nerve foot pain
Interview is courtesy of Averitas Pharma, Inc.
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