Blood Sugar Spikes Can Affect Peripheral Neuropathy

The Diabetes Director at a major US hospital reports that one of the best steps patients can take to help manage peripheral neuropathy is to control blood sugar spikes.

Those spikes, both highs and lows, do affect the nerves in the feet that are subject to peripheral neuropathy.  It’s not just having a good A1C, or average blood sugar that is important, it’s controlling the low and high spikes that really help the nerves manage neuropathy.

Patients report that high blood sugar, in particular has a direct effect on the amount of pain experienced.  Consulting with your doctor about the medications available and the diet tips that work in maintaining good blood sugar level is a first step in the right direction.

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