Treating (and Preventing) Diabetic Neuropathy

A doctor checks the sensitivity of a patient`s foot.

Check your feet daily.

“Keeping good watch over your feet is an important aspect of good diabetes care,” says Joyce Lee, an associate professor in the department of pediatrics and communicable diseases at the University of Michigan. A high blood sugar level can cause nerve damage in the feet, and you might not feel a cut, scrape or blister that could be the start of a deep skin infection. Research indicates that young men are especially prone to such ulcerations. Applying lotion regularly and drinking lots of water can keep skin on the feet – and the rest of the body – from becoming dry and cracked, advises the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

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