Brainstorming Gadgets to Compensate for Peripheral Neuropathy Effects

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from: Longevity Explorers | Eskaton Village Carmichael

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Peripheral neuropathy, which is common, can cause difficulties walking and gait impairments. Explorer Lyle speculates "there should be a gadget for that" and the explorers brainstorm.

Lyle reports that nearly half of older adults have some form of diabetes or its symptoms, and nearly half of that group suffer from neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy, which can cause pain in the feet. Gait, balance, and stamina can be impaired and it is a problem needing a solution, according to Lyle.

The problem is described, and proposed solutions emerge as the group addresses the subject, including the need for devices to abate the symptoms.  

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from the Eskaton Village, Carmichael circle discussion January 19th, 2017.


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diabetic neuropathy, foot pain