Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes can harm your nerves. That damage, called neuropathy, may be painful.

It can happen in several ways, and they all seem to be related to blood sugar levels being too high for too long. To prevent it, work with your doctor to manage your blood sugar.

Symptoms include:

  • Tingling

  • Numbness

  • Burning

  • Pain

Early symptoms usually get better when your blood sugar is under control. There are medications to help manage the discomfort.

What you should do:

  • Check feet/legs daily

  • Use lotion for dry skin

  • Take care of toenails

  • Wear shoes that fit well

If you think you may have a nerve problem, talk with your doctor so they can check for the cause.