Common Treatment Options for Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy Statistics from the National Institute of Health show that more than 30% of people with diabetes also have issues with the nerves that control the body’s automatic functions. This condition, known as diabetic neuropathy, can be extremely painful. If you live with this condition, you should know that there are treatment options available to help alleviate some of the symptoms you experience.

Treatment Options for Diabetic Neuropathy

Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

One of the best things you can do to effectively manage symptoms of diabetic neuropathy is to take control of your blood sugar levels. Managing an A1C level that is less than 7% can help prevent symptoms from developing or worsening. You should aim for a blood glucose level of:

  • Less than 154 mg/dL under normal circumstances
  • 80-130 mg/dL before a meal
  • Under 180 mg/dL between 1-2 hours after each meal

Utilize Medications

Pain relief medications may be able to provide you with some relief from your nerve pain symptoms. Common medications that are helpful include naproxen, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen.

Find Relief With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective holistic approach to alleviating pain symptoms in patients who suffer from diabetic neuropathy. It is important to note that several treatments may be needed to effectively manage symptoms.

Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Healthy lifestyle changes can help alleviate the pain and suffering associated with diabetic neuropathy. Some of the helpful changes you can make include:

  • Exercising at least 150 minutes each week
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Refraining from the use of tobacco products

Getting an A1C test at least twice a year can help you detect problems with your blood sugar levels, allowing you to address the situation early on before neuropathic symptoms begin. Whether you are interested in getting an A1C test or finding relief for your diabetic neuropathy, help is available at The Pain Experts of Arizona.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Our doctors at The Pain Experts of Arizona have extensive experience helping individuals in Gilbert and Mesa, AZ, find relief from symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. We can help you find the relief that you need so that you can live your life in comfort. To get started, call 480-550-9393 to schedule an appointment.


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