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I take a lot of pills for my diabetes. Is there a neuropathy treatment available that won't interfere with these?

Yes. Diabetics often take multiple medications to manage their diabetes.  There are several oral medications you can take that don't interfere with most diabetic drugs, but there are also other options that may be even easier.

LASER treatment These treatments work by reducing pain and stimulating the area, which is important if cells are starting to lose function.  

Topical gels These are used mostly as pain managers.  Applied to the skin, these gels/creams can target the painful area and very little of the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream.

Nutritional supplements Depending on the cause of your neuropathy, nutritional supplements can effectively improve neuropathy without interfering with drugs, since they are already present to some degree inside your body.

Essential oils These work similarly to topical pain relief gels.  They are used externally and do not interfere with medications.

 

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute