Effect of Electroacupuncture on Sensitive Symptoms of Distal Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (EA&DPN)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 23, 2025
  • participants needed
    262
  • sponsor
    Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Updated on 7 October 2022
diabetes
acupuncture
type 2 diabetes mellitus
nerve conduction
polyneuropathy
nerve conduction velocity
peripheral neuropathy
diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Summary

Controlled clinical trial with the use of electroacupuncture for the reduction of neuropathic pain, quality of life and changes in sensory and motor nerve conduction velocity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, beneficiaries of the Mexican Social Security Institute, in which the familiar medical centers 20, 40 and 41 at north of CDMX will participate and the human acupuncture specialty of the National School of Medicine and Homeopathy of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.

Description

Controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture on the reduction of neuropathic pain, quality of life and changes in sensory and motor nerve conduction velocity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, beneficiaries of the Mexican Social Security Institute, from the family medical centers 20 , 40 and 41 at north of CDMX.

Patients will be analyzed by receiving acupuncture intervention for two months.

Once the acceptance letter has been signed, a series of questionnaires and a physical examination will be carried out to meet the necessary criteria to continue participating.

Exclusively the doctor who carried out the previous evaluation will determine if candidates can continue with participation, if so, laboratory studies will be taken after fasting for 8 to 10 hours, to determine serum levels of glucose, urea, creatinine, uric acid , triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL.

Enrrolled participants will be assigned an appointment to be evaluated by a neurologist and take a nerve conduction velocity study by a neurophysiologist.

Only people with a diagnosis of symmetric distal polyneuropathy will continue to receive the acupuncture intervention for two months, 16 sessions in total, two sessions per week.

At the end of the intervention, the questionnaires, the biochemical studies, and the nerve conduction velocity study will be applied again.

Finally, to evaluate the intervention over time, patients will be called three months after the intervention ends, with the intention of re-evaluating the questionnaires, the biochemical studies, and the nerve conduction velocity study.

Details
Condition Electroacupuncture, Acupuncture, Diabetic Polyneuropathy, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain, Nerve Conduction
Treatment Electroacupuncture, Sham acupuncture
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05521737
SponsorInstituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Last Modified on7 October 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Patients with type 2 diabetes, with clinical and electrophysiologic diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy, neuropathic pain

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with systemic autoimmune diseases, hematological disorders, HIV, cancer history, pregnancy, intervention with acupuncture six months before
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