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1 in 15 People have neuropathy
Chances are you know someone who has neuropathy, even if you've never heard of it. About 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy. That’s more people than Parkinson's, HIV, and Alzheimer's COMBINED. Many people, however, do not receive a timely, or even accurate, diagnosis. Neuropathy Alliance of Texas seeks to provide neuropathy patients and their caregivers information, support, tools, resources and hope to be able to "Live Well with Neuropathy."
4 neuropathy support groups in Texas with monthly meetings featuring expert speakers from a variety of disciplines.
Tai Chi classes
Currently offered in 3 locations to help with balance, strength, proprioception, and stress relief.
Lending library, online meeting videos, network of healthcare providers, shared information in a welcoming community setting.
Anyone affected by neuropathy is welcome: patients, caregivers, family and friends.
A recent research study has found that in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients, women are more likely than men to experience neuropathy symptoms. The study originally set out to determine if a vitamin D deficiency in patients with T2D increased their risk of developing neuropathic pain. Research has suggested that a vitamin D deficiency may
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NATX has purchased a new book for each of the Support Group Libraries: “How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness” by Toni Bernhard. Amazon describes the book, “Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges
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In our May newsletter, we featured seventy-year-old Dana Delgado in our Member Spotlight and are thrilled to announce that her team took home the gold at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque in June! With over 14,000 athletes competing in various sports competitions, Dana said, “While we had won medals at various state tournaments over
-> Continue reading Dana Delgado: National Basketball Champion!
The ability to drive is an integral part of our daily lives and holds a lot of meaning to all of us as we age. Driving is our ability to access the community, provides us with independence, and is intimately tied into our idea of self-worth. Some people might be concerned that as we age
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Please welcome our newest addition to NATX’s Board of Directors, Delisha S. McLain. Delisha has spent her career working with children and families, first in San Antonio and now in Austin. As a training specialist with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, she shares her professional knowledge with juvenile probation and supervision officers across the state.
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NATX is pleased to introduce Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH as our new Executive Director. She is a familiar face to the organization as she has served as a board member for the past five years, most recently as the Vice Chairperson. Lauren comes from a background in public health as an epidemiologist. Her data driven approach
-> Continue reading NATX Has a New Executive Director!
NATX is partnering with the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy to bring you the Annual Patient Conference in Austin, Texas this year! This year’s conference will be centered around “Living Your Best Life with Peripheral Neuropathy.” Topics will include the latest in neuropathy research, physical and emotional health skills, and clever adaptations for your lifestyle. Attendees
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Scientific research shows efficacy in medical marijuana when treated for chronic pain. Check out this article by the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy to learn more about marijuana as a treatment option for neuropathy (click here).
Joe Castelli, NATX member, Rides 23 Continuous Hours in a Bike Marathon to Support All Neuropathy Patients
Joe Castelli, a neuropathy patient and member of NATX, who was an avid cyclist before he was diagnosed with painful idiopathic neuropathy, rode for 23 hours and covered 274 miles at the Pace Bend Ultra cycling event on February 2nd. Quite a feat for someone whose feet hurt constantly! Joe completed the ride to challenge himself and
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