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Can electrical stimulation help with neuropathy?

July 2023
March 2024
Imperial College
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation For The Treatment Of Diabetic Neuropathy (NMES-DN)

Researchers at Imperial College London would like to recruit people aged 18 or over with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage in the feet and legs) to take part in a study that will look at the effects of an electrical stimulation device and whether it can improve nerve function and neuropathy symptoms.

Taking part will involve having blood tests, a nerve conduction study, a general health exam, and completing a questionnaire at the first study visit. This is to test and confirm the presence of neuropathy. Participants will receive a study device in addition to standard care for neuropathy for 6 months.

Participants will be asked to use their study device at their individual treatment level (which will be determined at the first visit) for two 30-minute sessions per day, a minimum of five hours per week for 6 months.

Participants will receive a telephone call at 2 weeks to see how they are getting on with their device, and will be invited back to the clinic for nerve tests and questionnaires at 6 months and 9 months.

Throughout the study, participants will receive daily text messages asking them to rate their level of pain and sleep interference.

For more information please contact: Sasha Smith (Clinical Trial Manager) on

Next Review Date
Next review due
29 June 2024
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