Summer is here! And that means more time in the sun and more gatherings with family and friends. But with all the summer barbecues and celebrations on your schedule, you’re going to be faced with trying to properly manage your blood sugar. Excess blood sugar can have a negative impact on diabetic neuropathy, and it’s important to manage these symptoms as you celebrate with friends and family this summer.
When you have high blood sugar, it can eventually lead to diabetic neuropathy. The good news is that you can prevent or slow the progress of this condition by always keeping your blood sugar within your target range and taking other steps to live a healthy lifestyle.
Diabetic neuropathy can develop after you have high blood sugar levels for an extensive period of time, making nerve damage likely. High levels of sugar in your blood can damage your nerves, and when this happens, the damaged nerves will no longer send messages throughout your body, resulting in mild numbness to pain that makes it hard to do the things you normally enjoy.
While you shouldn’t stop yourself from enjoying all the fun parties on your calendar, take these steps to manage your diabetic neuropathy this summer:
• Get regular exercise.
• Monitor your blood pressure.
• Limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages.
• Eat as healthfully as possible.
• Take all the medications recommended by your doctor.
If your symptoms of diabetic neuropathy get worse this summer, we can help you find relief at Complete Rehab. Contact us today to set up a consultation and appointment.