Treatment For Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve damage caused by an extended period of time with elevated blood sugar levels. The nerves can go numb, tingle or ache. Luckily, there are treatment options available for this debilitating condition.

Although there is no cure for neuropathy, the first, and most important thing to do is to keep your blood glucose levels within safe limits. Just this one step will keep the symptoms from getting any worse.

Exercise is the best weapon

You also need to exercise. It doesn't have to be intense exercise as long as you are up and moving around. This helps keep the blood flowing to these areas, which keeps symptoms at bay. The more you can exercise, it will help your condition and many other areas of your diabetes at the same time.

Even something as simple as walking will do wonders for your condition. Just make sure to wear well-padded shoes and check your feet for blisters or sores.

Take good care of your feet

Also, make sure that you take care of your feet. Since neuropathy has the tendency to cause feet and legs to go numb, you might not be aware that you have an infection or an open sore until it has progressed in severity. Keeping your feet clean and caring for sores and cuts will prevent them from escalating to a more serious matter.

Follow doctors orders and stay hydrated

You will want to ensure that you are taking any prescribed medication exactly as it is intended by your doctor. This goes for glucose tablets, insulin and prescribed medications.

Stay hydrated. Becoming dehydrated allows the body to dip into tissue and skin for the water that it needs. This could draw it away from other areas.

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