What exactly is diabetic neuropathy? Neuropathy is the damage done to nerves. Diabetic Neuropathy is simply nerve disease or damage caused by diabetes. High blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels and nerves and thus over time, cause this disease. The higher the blood sugar levels, the greater the risk. Close to half of the diabetic population end up diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy because they simply do not do enough to treat their diabetes problems.
Take control of your blood sugar levels. Take your medications as directed by your doctor. Eat a healthy, and well balanced diabetic diet. Go in for regular check-ups. Consult your physician, then, upon approval, begin an exercise program working out 4 to 5 times a week for 30 to 40 minutes at a time. Taking care of your feet is also an important part of diabetic treatment. Avoid tight fitting shoes that may cut off circulation. Many diabetic patients find that walking regularly, taking warm baths, and using elastic stockings or diabetic socks help to relieve foot pain. So start now, take care of yourself and your blood sugar levels.