Early detection of diabetes and tight control of blood sugar levels may reduce the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy.
Treatments for diabetic neuropathy includes 3 main components.
●Tight control of blood sugar levels
●Care for the feet to prevent complications
●Control of pain caused by neuropathy
Although there is no cure for diabetic neuropathy, use of these treatments can improve painful symptoms and prevent complications.
Control blood sugar levels — One of the most important treatments for diabetic neuropathy is to control blood sugar levels. Symptoms of pain and burning may improve when blood glucose sugar improves. If blood sugar levels are not adequately controlled with the current treatment regimen, a different regimen may be recommended.
●For people with type 1 diabetes, this may mean taking more frequent insulin injections or using an insulin pump.
●For people with type 2 diabetes, this may mean taking an additional oral medication or starting insulin injections. (more…)