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How do other conditions affect diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy causes nerve pain, which is treated with one or more types of pain medication. If you have heart disease, some of these medications may not be recommended. Or, if you are an older adult, you may also develop complications from taking certain pain medications. Talk to your doctor about prescribing the right pain medications to treat nerve pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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