What is Diabetic Amyotrophy?
Diabetic amyotrophy is a condition which occurs in patients with diabetes (more likely in those with type II than type I). It usually starts with a severe pain at night then involves weakness a muscles of the thigh, hip, and buttocks. The symptoms usually occur on one side of the body but may involve both sides. Untreated the condition can last five months. Recent studies suggest a role for immunomodulating agents in certain types of diabetic neuropathy, including diabetic amyotrophy. This condition is very similar to CIDP or GBS but affects mainly the proximal muscles. See the diagnosis page link is on left top of this page.
Who gets Diabetic Amyotrophy?
Older men and middle aged women are more likely to acquire diabetic amyotrophy. Approximately 1% of those adults with diabetes will obtain this condition. Once it happens on one leg then it will affect the other.
How is Diabetic Amyotrophy Diagnosed?
This condition is diagnosed by history alone. There is elevated CRP and ESR.
How is Diabetic Amyotrophy Treated?
This condition frequently will improve with time and the body will heal itself. Physical therapy and strict observation of blood glucose levels are recommended to help diabetic amyotrophy. Medications may help with the pain. However the cidpusa e-book lists the simple protocol which will make the patient fully mobile by day five. The medicine ciprofloxcillin is used and in four days full recovery is achieved. IVIg helps diabetic amytrophy. Full protocol described in the e-book.Electronic stimulation is also effective treatment. Please see the electronictreatment guide. Theelectronic devices used.