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Wearable Device Treats Pain of Diabetes-Caused Nerve Damage

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a.saji
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a.saji   5/12/2014 7:06:14 AM
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@Debera: Any new item does have complaints especially the electronic gadgets. Time is the key and I think it's too early to come into conclusions

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Debera Harward   5/12/2014 5:00:40 AM
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@Cabe are you sure that this is the TENS machines which is used by patients having back issues or spine issues which relaxes the veins and makes them active if they are not workign through electric therepy.

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Elizabeth M   5/12/2014 3:58:58 AM
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Thanks, Cabe. I thought this was pretty cool, too. I really like writing about new medical devices because they can really help people who are suffering. There are all sorts of new methods and inventions for solving medical problems today and making people's lives more comfortable, it's impressive!

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Cabe Atwell   5/11/2014 12:16:50 AM
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This is like a miniature portable TENS Unit that is typically used to block pain for people with back problems. Incredibly cool!

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/6/2014 7:12:31 AM
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You're welcome, Debera. Yes, this does sound like it could provide some much-needed relief for diabetes patients. These types of medical innovations really have the potential to improve the daily lives of those suffering from chronic diseases.

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Debera Harward   3/5/2014 11:12:23 AM
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Thanks Elizebeth , thats really nice if it can block the pain for diabetes patients because these days i have heard a lot diabetic patients complaining about the numbness and pain in the foot . This technolohey will be defenitely helpfull for them and they will be waiting anxiously for it 

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Elizabeth M   3/3/2014 5:50:28 AM
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Hi, Debera, thanks for your comment. The device is specifically to treat the pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in diabetic patients. It doesn't "eliminate" the pain per se but it does block it by stimulating healthy nerves so the pain from the damaged nerves. So maybe you could say it "eliminates" it...but I imagine the pain is still there somewhere, it just helps patients not feel it. Does that makes sense? It is a bit confusing but I tried to explain it well in the article.

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Debera Harward   3/3/2014 2:05:10 AM
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Thanks Elizebeth for such an informative post but i was just wandering if this device could reduce the pain of diebetic patients or does it help to eliminate the numbness in the nerves of hand and foot caused by diabetes .

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Elizabeth M   1/30/2014 7:03:17 AM
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That seems like a good use for this technology, too, Nadine. Sometimes for this type of technological advancement to happen, there has to be a specific reason to desin the device--in this case, diabetes. But then the use of a device can broaden. It would be interesting to see adoption of this going forward.

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NadineJ   1/30/2014 12:19:45 AM
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Good point.  This could be good for cancer patients who experience neuropathic pain as a side effect of chemotherapy.

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