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Diabetic Foot Pain

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

You were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes several years ago and with that, you were aware that you would have to make some lifestyle and dietary changes.  What you didn’t expect when you received that initial diagnosis was someday your feet would feel like they were on fire.  What’s happening?

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, known as DPN for short, is a complication of Type 2 diabetes that occurs in over half of those living with the disease. Due to nerve damage as the result of diabetes,  people living with DPN experience pain in their legs and/or feet, tingling, numbness, burning and general discomfort. Some people feel like they are walking on pins and needles.  Others cannot get a decent night’s sleep and wake up at the slightest provocation including something as simple as a blanket rubbing against their feet.

Coastal Connecticut Research is currently involved in a diabetic nerve pain study testing an investigational medication.  People who have Type 2 diabetes and are experiencing nerve pain in their feet and/or legs may be eligible to participate in this clinical research study.  Dr. Edward McDermott is the primary investigator of the study.  Enrolled participants receive the study product and all study-related procedures at no cost.

Anyone who wishes to learn more about clinical research is welcome to call and speak to a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.




Diabetic Foot Pain

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Tingling, numbness, burning.  Your feet are on fire!  Why?  Because you’ve developed diabetic peripheral neuropathy.  Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, also known as DPN,  develops in over half of all individuals living with Type 2 diabetes.  Nerve pain can make life go from comfortable to miserable!

Dr. Edward McDermott is the primary investigator in a research study being conducted in New London for foot and leg pain associated with diabetes.  Volunteers in the study will evaluate an investigational product that may help with the leg and foot discomfort.  No insurance or cost is needed to participate.  Those with throbbing feet and Type 2 diabetes may wish to call and learn more.  (860) 443-4567.

DPN Study

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Over half of all those living with Type II Diabetes will develop DPN.

DPN, or Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, is a condition that results due to chronically high blood sugar levels resulting in nerve damage.  Symptoms of DPN can include pain, numbness and tingling in the feet, discomfort, and burning sensations.  Due to nerve damage, complications can arise for the individual living with DPN.

Diabetes has been described as a global epidemic, with nearly 26 million Americans living with the condition. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and increasing obesity rates are often to blame for the Type II diabetes crisis in the US.

CCRstudies has been enrolling eligible volunteers for a study looking at the effectiveness of a nutritional food in the treatment of diabetic foot pain.  The nutritional therapy, Metanx, is a FDA approved medication containing a combination of the active forms of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These vitamins are said to work together to increase blood flow to the nerves.

Metanx differs from standard over the counter vitamins since it is considered a “medical food.” Medical foods have been specially formulated to address distinct nutritional requirements of a specific disease or condition. Metanx is only available by prescription.

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

Those interested in learning more about the DPN study can call 860-443-4567.

Medical Food for DPN

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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.

Diabetic Neuropathy Research Study

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Do you have numb, tingling painful feet due to DPN?

CCRstudies is seeking individuals to participate in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) research study of Matanx in addressing DPN symptoms.

To qualify you must:

Be between the ages of 25 to 80

Have a diagnosis of Type II Diabetes

Have established DPN for over 6 months but less than 7 years

Qualified participants will receive at no cost, study related:

Investigational medication or placebo

Diagnostic and routine lab testing at no cost.

For more information call: 860-443-4567