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Nerve damage can happen over time when your blood sugar is high due to diabetes. These damaged, unhealthy nerves send too many pain signals to your brain, resulting in the pain you feel in your feet.

This can feel like foot numbness or shooting, stabbing, or burning pain. This may affect people in different ways, and it can occur in a very specific part of the foot, or even impact the entire foot.

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Diabetes and nerve pain: You’re not alone

About 50% of people with diabetes will develop some type of nerve damage over their lifetime.

Today, approximately 5 million people live with diabetic nerve pain. 2.5 million are living with nerve pain despite many existing treatments. QUTENZA may be able to help.

Symptoms of diabetic nerve pain

Symptoms of diabetic nerve pain can be different for everyone and can include:

Burning pain in the feet

Burning pain in the feet

Shooting, stabbing, or a feeling of walking on broken glass

Shooting, stabbing, or a feeling of walking on broken glass

Foot numbness or loss of feeling

Foot numbness or loss of feeling

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QUTENZA is not indicated for patients under 18 years of age.

Causes of diabetic nerve pain

Diabetic nerve pain of the feet is one of the most common long-term effects of diabetes. About 50% of people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. Risk factors include:

  • Having a more advanced age
  • Being overweight
  • Having high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Consuming alcohol
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Getting on to your own great feats starts with QUTENZA.

The right resources can help you understand the condition, causes, and symptoms. With this information, you’ll be better prepared to talk to a QUTENZA specialist. The more your QUTENZA specialist knows about you and your diabetic nerve pain, the better your treatment experience will be.

Talk to a QUTENZA specialist about how diabetic nerve pain is affecting your daily activities

Talk about the pain you’re experiencing

  • Could diabetes be causing pain in my feet?
  • What can I do to reduce the pain?
  • What treatments are available?
  • What are the benefits and risks of different treatments?

Ask if QUTENZA could be right for you

  • Is it possible that QUTENZA could help my symptoms?
  • How long does it take to work?
  • How long does pain relief last?
  • Are there side effects from the treatment?

How can QUTENZA help?

QUTENZA can help get you on to your own great feats. A 30-minute application can offer up to 3 months of relief from diabetic nerve pain and may be applied up to 4X each year. That’s only a commitment of approximately two hours of treatment time for year-long, ongoing relief.