Control Your Diabetes to Avoid Nerve Damage
serve the heart and control blood pressure, as well as nerves in the lungs and eyes. Additionally, it can cause hypoglycemia unawareness, a condition in which people no longer experience the warning symptoms of low blood glucose—also called blood sugar, levels.
People with diabetes are also more likely to suffer from other types of neuropathy including proximal neuropathy and focal neuropathy.
Proximal neuropathy starts with pain in the thighs, hips, buttocks, or legs, usually on one side of the body. This type of neuropathy is more common in those with type 2 diabetes and older adults with diabetes. Proximal neuropathy causes weakness in the legs and the inability to go from a sitting to a standing position without help
Focal neuropathy affects specific nerves in the head, torso, or leg. It may cause inability to focus the eye, double vision, aching behind the eye, Bell’s palsy (paralysis on one side of the face), or pain in the front of the thigh, chest, stomach, shin, foot, or chest. Focal neuropathy is usually painful and unpredictable but will resolve over a few weeks or months and does not cause long-term damage.
How to Manage and Prevent Diabetic Neuropathy
The best way to prevent neuropathy is to keep blood glucose levels as close to the normal range as possible. Maintaining safe