MANAGEMENT OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve affection that can occur if you have diabetes and it is one of the most common and serious complications of diabetes. Let’s understand how diabetic neuropathy is managed.

Management of Peripheral Neuropathy

Following are few handy tips to manage the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy

Check your feet and legs on a
daily basis.

Take good care of your toenails.

Apply a gentle moisturizing
lotion on your feet.

Wear well-fitting shoes
(to avoid an injury).

Usually, the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy settle down when the blood sugar is under control.
However, in case the symptoms aggravate, it can be managed with medications.

Management of Autonomic Neuropathy

Here is a list of things you can do to resolve the symptoms of autonomic neuropathy effectively:

1For digestive problems
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Chew appropriately
  • Take medications if symptoms are severe
2For blood vessel problems
  • Do not stand up quickly
  • Wear special stockings
  • Consult a doctor if the symptoms are severe
3For sexual problems
  • Opt for appropriate counseling.
  • For men, pain-reducing medications can be used, and for
    women, vaginal estrogen creams, suppositories, and
    lubricants can be used.
4For urinary complaints
  • Medications can be used.
  • Catheter (for insertion in the bladder to release urine) is
    used or surgery is adviced, depending upon the severity of
    symptoms.
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