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Sunday, 31 July 2005 09:16
BNN: British Nursing News Online · www.bnn-online.co.uk
Trial treatment for diabetic nerve damage
After promising studies on animals by The University of Manchester patients are to test a trial treatment for diabetic nerve damage.

The scientists say that the monthly injection works by stimulating the body to make a natural protein that prevents nerve damage caused by the disease.

The team claim that a neuropathy treatment is much needed, particularly as 366 million people are expected to have diabetes by 2030.

The first trials on patients will begin in Texas, run by a US company called Sangamo BioSciences, they claim that one injection of the drug every month should be enough to treat diabetic neuropathy.

Dr Mark Kipnes, clinical investigator for Sangamo, said: "Currently, there are no effective therapies available to treat this disabling and frequent complication of diabetes and patients are generally prescribed painkillers to alleviate symptoms.

"We are excited to be involved in testing this novel approach that may potentially have a dramatic therapeutic effect in populations of patients already suffering from neuropathy and those who are at risk of developing it”.

Natasha Ede, care advisor for Diabetes UK, said: "This research is certainly promising but it is still in the very early stages.

"Unfortunately there is currently no cure for neuropathy but good blood glucose and blood pressure control and a healthy lifestyle reduce the risk of it developing.

"We will await the results of the human trials with interest”.

Annwen Jones, of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, said: "It is a positive step forward and, if found to be effective, could prevent millions of people from developing this serious and painful complication of Type 1 diabetes.

"It is critical that research continues to develop new therapies for treating and ultimately curing Type 1 diabetes”.


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