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Diabetes Neuropathy

Diabetes Neuropathy is a disorder caused by nerve damage which is usually a result of diabetes. This disorder often damages nerves and distorts the smooth functioning of nerves. It is a complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There are four types of diabetic neuropathy, i.e. peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, proximal and focal neuropathy. It is the result of high blood sugar levels for too long.

Peripheral neuropathy affects the legs and feet. Autonomic neuropathy affects the digestive system. Proximal neuropathy affects usually one side of the lower part of the body. Focal neuropathy generally affects the nerves in the upper part of the body like head, eye, etc.

Symptoms of Diabetes Neuropathy

Numbness Severe Pain
Burning sensation Weak muscles
Balance issues Foot Problems
Stomach issues Nausea and Vomiting
Feeling of fullness Dizziness
Blood pressure issues Difficulty in walking

 

Do’s

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Maintain balanced body weight.
  • Control blood pressure.
  • Consult your doctor.
  • Take health supplements and medications to control blood sugar.
  • Take good care of your feet. Moisturise and nourish the skin.

Don’ts

  • Do not smoke or drink.
  • Do not use hot water bottles on feet.
  • Do not take any medication without consulting the doctor.