Diabetic Neuropathy: What it is and What to Do About It

Here at Complete Rehab, we specialize in treating all types of neuropathy. One type of neuropathy that many have heard of before is diabetic neuropathy. This term refers to nerve damage caused by the high blood sugar levels that come with untreated or poorly treated diabetes. The damage most often occurs in the nerves of the legs and feet, but diabetic neuropathy can also manifest as loss of sensation in the hands, as well as problems with the digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels, or heart. While for some the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy are mild, for others they are quite painful and even disabling. However they manifest for you, our team at Complete Rehab can help you manage them and recover your quality of life.

stay alert for the signs of diabetic neuropathy

When it comes to diabetic neuropathy, the most effective way to slow or halt its progression is with tight blood sugar control. Our team can help you monitor and regulate your blood sugar so that it stays within a healthy range. Another concern for diabetic neuropathy in particular is caring for the feet, as loss of sensation in those extremities can often lead to cuts or ulcers going unchecked. We can recommend a care regimen that will prevent such issues or catch them before they can become infected. If your diabetic neuropathy is causing you pain, we can also prescribe medication to treat or manage that issue so you can go about your life as normally as possible.

If you have diabetes, we at Complete Rehab encourage you to stay alert for the signs of diabetic neuropathy, and to seek treatment as soon as possible should they occur.