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Diabetic Neuropathy, Can IV vitamin drips help ?

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

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Diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves caused by excess blood sugar, inflammation and blocked small blood vessels associated with diabetes. Left unchecked, diabetic neuropathy can cause complications such as pain and tingling in the hands and feet; it can also result in digestive difficulties and sexual problems. Advanced neuropathy in the feet can lead to the need for amputation of a toe, foot or lower leg. Eating a healthy diet is an important part of managing your diabetes and may help prevent its complications, including diabetic neuropathy. Tight blood sugar management might also help slow the progression of nerve damage. Vitamin Supplements also may play a role in managing diabetic neuropathy

What is IV Therapy

IV infusion therapy is a method of delivering a high concentration of nutrients directly into the bloodstream to address nutritional deficiency and optimizing health. This process bypasses the digestive system and allows a faster and higher level of absorption with an immediate therapeutic effect. Oral supplements in pill form although beneficial, are largely ineffective in the digestive tract due to poor absorption. IV infusion therapy can be used proactively to help manage chronic health conditions and to optimize health. The benefits are usually experienced instantly by most people

Why the drip?

Modern lifestyle is becoming ever more demanding with excessive stress, environmental pollution and poor food choices that lead to nutritional deficiency. The depletion of vital vitamins, minerals and amino acids undermines the immune system and can be detrimental to our health, leading to chronic illness. Unlike oral supplements, IV infusions deliver high doses of nutrients directly to the bloodstream allowing for maximum absorption that is safe and most efficient at the cellular level.

Is it safe?

The intravenous method of delivering a high concentration of nutrients is better tolerated than taken orally. Our IV infusions are specially formulated. The potent ingredients are essential for our cells to function optimally. These vital vitamins and minerals cannot be produced by our body but obtained from our daily food intake. Our modern diet of over processed and fast food, leave us most of the time seriously deficient in these essential nutrients. By supplementing intravenously, we can restore our body back to its peak performance and vitality. The method is just like drawing blood for a lab test.

How Vitamin Drip can help Diabetic Neuropathy ?

Various nutrients play a role in the protection, repair and function of tissues affected by diabetic neuropathy. So, researchers are interested in nutrition and nutritional supplements to help prevent and manage diabetic neuropathy. Research in this field is still relatively new, and the results of clinical studies have yielded mixed results. However, the following Vitamins have some limited benefit in preventing and managing diabetic neuropathy.

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 is present naturally in some foods. It plays a number of roles in the body, including helping with proper nerve function and red blood cell production.Older adults with or without diabetes — particularly those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet — have an increased risk of vitamin B-12 deficiency, which may cause neuropathy and other neurological problems. Certain drugs may lead to a B-12 deficiency, including:Metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, others), a diabetes drugStomach acid-reducing proton pump inhibitors (Prevacid, Prilosec, others)Stomach acid-reducing histamine (H-2) receptor antagonists (Tagament, Pepcid, Zantac, others)


Acetyl-L-carnitine is a chemical compound naturally produced in the kidneys and liver. Acetyl-L-carnitine plays an important role in reducing oxidative stress, and it's believed to be involved in nerve cell function and regeneration. A few clinical trials have tested the treatment effect of acetyl-L-carnitine. In these studies, people with diabetic neuropathy had reduced pain, improvements in other sensory problems and improvements in nerve function tests, though these benefits need to be confirmed in additional studies. Some of these studies suggest that the treatment effect is greater when started early in the course of the disease.

A healthy diet is essential

Although research into the relationship between dietary supplements and diabetic neuropathy is ongoing, eating a healthy diet is widely recognized as a key part of managing your blood sugar and diabetes complications such as diabetic neuropathy.Aim for a healthy-eating plan that's naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Healthy meal plans focus on:Vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grainsFat-free and low-fat dairy productsLean meats, fish, and poultry without the skin

Physical activity plays an important role, too

Exercise is essential to managing your blood sugar well. Check with your doctor before starting a new physical activity, especially if you're taking medications that lower your blood sugar. People with diabetes should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity most days of the week.Drink water before, during and after activity to prevent dehydration. And, be sure to wear comfortable, supportive shoes.

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