If you have diabetes, you may have wondered at some point, “Is neuropathy preventable?” The good news is that you can prevent this nerve damage. This is possible by managing your blood sugar levels. High and fluctuating sugar levels damage the nerves, so by staying in a healthy and stable range, you can prevent the onset or progression of neuropathy. Investing in good diabetic foot care, avoiding injuries, and checking your feet every day for changes is also important. Work to stay active as well—this helps your circulation, which provides the nutrients your nerves and tissues need to stay healthy.
If you notice any changes, or start experiencing pain, don’t ignore it. Contact Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Universal City and Pleasanton, TX, for more information or an appointment to investigate the possibility of neuropathy and what can be done to manage it. Don’t risk the permanent damage. Call us at (830) 569-3338 or submit your information to our online request form.