Treating (and Preventing) Diabetic Neuropathy

A female doctor or nurse talks with a patient while measuring his blood glucose levels.

Most complications stemming from diabetes are preventable.

The key is to understand and manage the illness from day one to keep minor complications from becoming major. Diabetes is a time bomb, Rizza says. “It’s ticking,” he says, “and unless you’re taking care of it … you’ll end up in the hospital.”