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Understanding Diabetic Neuropathy

Living with diabetic neuropathy can be challenging, but understanding the condition is the first step to effectively managing it.

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes, caused by prolonged high blood sugar levels damaging the nerves.

Symptoms often include tingling, numbness, or burning sensations in the feet and toes. This decreased sensation can make it difficult to detect injuries or wounds, increasing the risk of complications like foot ulcers and infections.

  • Proper blood sugar management through diet, exercise, and medication adherence can help prevent further nerve damage.

  • Daily foot inspections can help catch any changes in sensation or signs of injury early.

  • Wearing comfortable, supportive footwear can alleviate discomfort and reduce the risk of complications.

In the podiatry office, our team can provide comprehensive foot exams to assess nerve function and detect signs of diabetic neuropathy. We also offer education on proper foot care techniques and can recommend treatments to manage symptoms and prevent complications.

By working together, we can develop a personalized plan to help you effectively manage diabetic neuropathy and maintain better foot health.

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