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Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit.

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Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hamasaki graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University. He completed his residency at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine. He has served in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and Kohnodai Hospital and joined Hamasaki Clinic in April 2017. Dr. Hamasaki specializes in diabetes and treats a wide range of internal medicine and endocrine disorders.

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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a kind of nerve damage that can happen in people with long-term diabetes. High blood sugar can harm nerves all over the body, mainly in the legs and feet.

Typical Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

  • History of diabetes requiring medications

  • I am taking or have taken oral diabetes medication

  • Tingling or pricking numbness in the legs even when keeping still

  • Numbness or tingling in the toes

  • Pain across the entire body

  • Double vision

  • Toe pain

  • Reduced sensitivity to feeling pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Diabetic Neuropathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you ever been treated for diabetes?

  • Have you taken oral medication for diabetes?

  • Do your toes feel numb or tingly?

  • Do you have body-wide pain?

  • Do you see double?

Treatmentof Diabetic Neuropathy

Treatment involves medication to regulate blood sugar and handle symptoms.

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References

  • Vinik AI, Nevoret ML, Casellini C, Parson H. Diabetic neuropathy. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;42(4):747-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2013.06.001. PMID: 24286949.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889852913000522?via%3Dihub

  • Zakin E, Abrams R, Simpson DM. Diabetic Neuropathy. Semin Neurol. 2019 Oct;39(5):560-569. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688978. Epub 2019 Oct 22. PMID: 31639839.

    https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0039-1688978

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Reviewed By:

Ami Shah Vira, MD

Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit.

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD

Hidetaka Hamasaki, MD (Endocrinology)

Dr. Hamasaki graduated from the Hiroshima University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University. He completed his residency at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine. He has served in the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital and Kohnodai Hospital and joined Hamasaki Clinic in April 2017. Dr. Hamasaki specializes in diabetes and treats a wide range of internal medicine and endocrine disorders.

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