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Managing Diabetic Neuropathy: What Patients Need to Know

The key to preventing nerve damage is controlling your diabetes

The most important thing you can do to prevent and manage neuropathy is to control your diabetes. BetulHatipoglu, MD an endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio says, “Neuropathy often gets better with improved diabetes management.”

A recent understanding of existing research into diabetes and peripheral neuropathy concluded that controlling your blood sugar reduces neuropathic symptoms in those who suffer with type 2 diabetes and prevents neuropathy in type 1 diabetes.

Controlling your blood sugar includes frequent testing and adjusting medications.