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Health and Fitness: Do You Suffer from Diabetic Neuropathy?

Blood glucose levels that are uncontrolled can do a lot of damage to the body over time. One of the many complications that can result from not keeping levels in check is nerve damage, which can lead to diabetic neuropathy. The areas most frequently affected by this condition are the the toes, feet, and legs, but depending upon the are in which the nerve damage has occurred, it can also affect an individual’s hands, digestive tract, and heart.

These symptoms are often mild, for many they can be tremendously painful, and can lead to disabilities and even death. Symptoms range from numbness in tingling in the area, to sharp pains and burning. Over time, individuals suffering from diabetic neuropathy often develop muscle weakness and a loss of coordination. But there are things that can be done to make this condition easier to manage.

While the best course of action is to focus on preventing or delaying diabetic neuropathy, there are some things you can do to help manage this condition. In the video below, Dr. Brian Prax has some advice. Check it out!

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L.D. and her ten-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved to Seattle two years ago from Tucson, Arizona. They chose Seattle because they heard that's where they kept all the good coffee - plus Ella learned about grass. L. De Mello likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.