Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage that can occur in people with diabetes. Different types of nerve damage cause different symptoms. Symptoms can range from pain and numbness in your feet to problems with the functions of your internal organs, such as your heart and bladder. At Insulinic of Florida, our medical professionals will provide diagnostic testing to help provide a treatment plan designed to manage your diabetic neuropathy.
Foot problems are common in people with diabetes. You might be afraid you’ll lose a toe, foot, or leg to diabetes, or know someone who has, but you can lower your chances of having diabetes-related foot problems by taking care of your feet every day. Managing your blood glucose levels, also called blood sugar, can also help keep your feet healthy.
Over time, diabetes may cause nerve damage, also called diabetic neuropathy that can cause tingling and pain, and can make you lose feeling in your feet. When you lose feeling in your feet, you may not feel if you have something in your shoe or have stepped on something which can lead to injuries. Diabetes slows the healing process so, this can lead to greater problems because cuts and sores can become infected and require wound care.
Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. Your feet and legs are often affected first, followed by your hands and arms. Possible signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
Work with the Insulinic of Florida health care team to make a diabetes self-care plan, which is an action plan for how you will manage your diabetes.
Come in for a free 1-on-1 consultation where you will meet with a member of our staff.