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Medical Food for DPN

They say “you are what you eat,” and an “apple a day keeps the doctor away.”   You most certainly have heard of these common expressions!  For centuries, there has been a link between good food and good health.  That link has been strengthened even more thanks to the introduction of “medical food.” CCRStudies is currently conducting a clinical trial on Diabetic Neuropathy (DPN) that tests the results of a medical food called Metanx. The purpose of the “medical food” is to decrease the tingling, burning sensations and numbness in the feet caused by those living with DPN.   Metanx is a multivitamin containing a combination of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.  These vitamins work together to increase to blood flow to the nerves in patients living with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which develops as a result of chronically high blood sugar levels.   Diabetes has become a global epidemic, and currently about 26 million Americans are living with the disease.  As these numbers continue to rise, so do the numbers of those living with the discomfort of DPN, which, if left untreated, can lead to further complications.

The study team includes Edward J. McDermott, Jr., MD; Laurence Radin, MD; Andrea Bartels APRN; Andrea Stewart APRN; Diane Palmer, RN, CCRC, Jessie Jellison, LPN, CRC; and Carol Alexandrescu, MS, CRC.