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Dr. Todd Levine Hosts "Understanding the Link Between Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes, and Diabetic Neuropathy" Facebook Chat

On October 24th, Dr. Todd D. Levine hosted a “chat” event on The Neuropathy Association's Facebook page focusing on “understanding the link between pre-diabetes, diabetes, and diabetic neuropathy.”

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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (or diabetic neuropathy) is the leading cause of neuropathy in the U.S. It is also one of the most common complications of diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes will develop diabetic neuropathy. It has now also been scientifically shown that pre-diabetes—affecting 57 million Americans—may be a risk factor for neuropathy.

This Facebook chat helped patients and their family members understand diabetic neuropathy better, hear from and ask questions of a health care expert in the field as well as peers—patients and caregivers—who are battling diabetic neuropathy, and improve overall quality of life and care. It also offered insight into the diabetic neuropathy epidemic and the uphill battle for both patients and the physicians trying to help them. Additionally, it stressed that living well with diabetic neuropathy is possible with early diagnosis, symptom management, and regular follow-ups; but it requires active engagement by the patient in his/her own medical care along with the aid of an array of resources—limited as they are—that do currently exist.

Dr. Todd D. Levine is co-director of the neurophysiology department at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ (a Neuropathy Association-designated Center of Excellence) and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona in Neurology. Dr. Levine graduated from Duke University Medical School, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, a neurology residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, and a two-year fellowship in neuromuscular diseases at Washington University in St. Louis. He has dual board certification in Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. 

A special thanks to Dr. Levine for giving his time and expertise to speak with our neuropathy community!

 

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