How to Deal With Nerve Pain If You Have Diabetes

Bad news, good news

The bad news about diabetic neuropathy is that it’s tough to reverse. It also can cause serious problems, especially in your feet. If you don’t feel blisters, sores or other foot injuries and don’t promptly care for them, you can develop raging, difficult-to-treat infections that, in severe cases, may require amputation.

The good news is that while you can’t always cure diabetic neuropathy, you often can relieve its symptoms.

“We work with endocrinology specialists to help patients control blood glucose levels. That’s critical to helping prevent or delay additional nerve damage,” says Dr. Bolash. “Then, to manage any discomfort, we explore a range of treatments.”

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