Has anyone heard about a new topical product called DiabaSens?

Posted by kayladog @kayladog, Jun 4, 2019

I’ve been dealing with small fiber neuropathy for 12 plus years and found this product Diabasens recently approved in Canada for Treatment of neuropathy.
Diabasens is a topical cream marketed by Innovus.
Let me know if anyone has any experience with it or is it just another scam.

You can check out the reviews on Amazon, it doesn’t seem to be of much help and actually caused a rash for one user.

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Hello @kayladog, welcome to Connect. You may want to post your question in the following discussion where it will receive more visibility with members who have neuropathy.

> Groups > Neuropathy > Living with Neuropathy – Welcome to the group
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-with-neuropathy-welcome-to-the-group/

I haven't heard of it until I did a search. I did find some information on it but it looks like it is targeting people with diabetic neuropathy.

Diabasens® Approved In Canada To Relieve Cutaneous Pain Associated With Diabetic Neuropathy
https://dlife.com/diabasens-approved-in-canada-to-relieve-cutaneous-pain-associated-with-diabetic-neuropathy/

You may want to do as @helennicola suggests and check out reviews of the product by doing a search. Here are some other links that may help you evaluate products.

Quazar's guidance about avoiding scams and snake oil cures
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/how-to-avoid-quacks-and-snake-oil-treatments/

FDA's Health Fraud Page
https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ProtectYourself/HealthFraud/ucm539101.htm

NIH's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) which offers guidance about integrative health and how to evaluate it.
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/decisions

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@johnbishop

Hello @kayladog, welcome to Connect. You may want to post your question in the following discussion where it will receive more visibility with members who have neuropathy.

> Groups > Neuropathy > Living with Neuropathy – Welcome to the group
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-with-neuropathy-welcome-to-the-group/

I haven't heard of it until I did a search. I did find some information on it but it looks like it is targeting people with diabetic neuropathy.

Diabasens® Approved In Canada To Relieve Cutaneous Pain Associated With Diabetic Neuropathy
https://dlife.com/diabasens-approved-in-canada-to-relieve-cutaneous-pain-associated-with-diabetic-neuropathy/

You may want to do as @helennicola suggests and check out reviews of the product by doing a search. Here are some other links that may help you evaluate products.

Quazar's guidance about avoiding scams and snake oil cures
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/how-to-avoid-quacks-and-snake-oil-treatments/

FDA's Health Fraud Page
https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ProtectYourself/HealthFraud/ucm539101.htm

NIH's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) which offers guidance about integrative health and how to evaluate it.
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/decisions

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Thanks for taking the time to provide all the additional information.
I had seen the reviews and Innovus information but couldn't publish links because I was a new member.
I just have to figure out if it's worth $100.00 to find out if it provides any relief.
I would certainly pay that if it works but have spent to much time and money on no relief.

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@kayladog

Thanks for taking the time to provide all the additional information.
I had seen the reviews and Innovus information but couldn't publish links because I was a new member.
I just have to figure out if it's worth $100.00 to find out if it provides any relief.
I would certainly pay that if it works but have spent to much time and money on no relief.

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I'm in the same boat with you. I think I've tried about everything, spent a lot of money (and Medicare money), had some relief, but still looking. If I knew what caused my IPN, I'd be happier.

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This product is a total scam, & I fell for it. A search of Health Canada for "Innovus Pharmaceuticals" provides nothing, and the link they provide is NOT from Health Canada, but from some other site https://dlife.com/diabasens-approved-in-canada-to-relieve-cutaneous-pain-associated-with-diabetic-neuropathy/

There is absolutely NO mention on the label of the jar that even remotely hints at relieving neuropathy. In fact, it DOES say "…specifically formulated to warm and moisturize dry, chapped skin.

I have already contacted Health Canada about this company. No results yet.

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Thank you all for sharing this info with all of us … Peggy

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@waltermc

I'm in the same boat with you. I think I've tried about everything, spent a lot of money (and Medicare money), had some relief, but still looking. If I knew what caused my IPN, I'd be happier.

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I feel the same way. I have a Ziplock bag with all of the assorted creams that are on the market and nothing has helped.

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I Did Check the Health Canada Web Site for Licensed natural products and it was registered 2019-02-26.
https://health-products.canada.ca/lnhpd-bdpsnh/info.do?licence=80090950
Not to say that it isn't still a scam.

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@kayladog

I Did Check the Health Canada Web Site for Licensed natural products and it was registered 2019-02-26.
https://health-products.canada.ca/lnhpd-bdpsnh/info.do?licence=80090950
Not to say that it isn't still a scam.

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If it wasn't for your link to this, I could still have NOT located this 'approved' product. I can also tell you that I called the company and received a complete refund, minus $10 'shipping & handling' even though I told them I had nothing left to send back to them. The product does NOT work, and as noted on the label of the jar, is not even formulated to treat neuropathy discomfort.
Thanks

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Some people don't have much conscience – they are willing to scam sick people. Look at the main ingredient, compare it to less expensive creams, see if there's any difference. Peggy

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Since using a jar of this "Leg & foot cream, specifically formulated to warm & moisturize dry, chapped skin", I can tell you that it is total bunk. I have no faith in my governing body, Health Canada

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@pfbacon

Thank you all for sharing this info with all of us … Peggy

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Since not hearing anything from Health Canada, and someone else actually locating the 'approval' information, I just sent another email to them, suggesting that they simply 'rubber stamp' natural health products without apparently testing or researching Diabasens in any way.

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my neuropathy is caused by a back injury in the service…buut i take gabaphentin and have lidocaine ointment 5% ….still have a lot of pain but these do help some…..if i find anything else that helps ill let yal know….

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Thanks As well, I'm always on the lookout for something that really works.

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@bbc

my neuropathy is caused by a back injury in the service…buut i take gabaphentin and have lidocaine ointment 5% ….still have a lot of pain but these do help some…..if i find anything else that helps ill let yal know….

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Hello @bbc, welcome to Connect. There is another discussion that you may want to join that may provide some alternative therapy for the back injury and damaged nerves. Have you heard of Myofascial Release Therapy?

> Groups > Neuropathy > Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/

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