Why Do You Have To Have Your Feet Checked When You Have Diabetes?

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Diabetes Questions: How Do Blood Sugar Levels Affect Your Feet?

When it comes to managing your blood glucose, keep in mind the whole-body effects of high blood glucose levels. For individuals with diabetes, continued exposure to high blood glucose can result in serious complications, including foot problems. When the body is exposed to these high levels, over time the nerves in the body can become damaged. When the nerves in the body become damaged, this can result in neuropathy or specifically diabetic peripheral neuropathy. In fact, about 60% to 70% of all people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy, but today we’re going to focus on diabetic neuropathy because it is the most common type and it impacts your feet. What is diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a type of nerve disorder that impacts a person’s legs, feet, toes, hands, and arms. Over time, a variety of factors can cause nerve damage in the body, resulting in sensations of numbness and pain in parts of the body. You may experience pain, tingling, or total loss of feeling in your extremities. What parts of the body does peripheral neuropathy affect? Peripheral neuropathy impacts a person’s toes, feet, legs, hands, and arms. Diabetic neuropathy Continue reading >>

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  1. still the same

    Does alpha lipoic acid lower blood sugar?

    Has anyone tried alpha lipoic acid for awhile and did it lower blood sugar? I was reading up on it. The guy in the nutrition store said a lot of his customers use it to lower their blood sugar?

  2. furball64801

    I think its all relative as to how shot your pancreas is. I used ala for one reason, to help neuropathy which it has improved but not taken totally away. It never lowered my levels but then I believe my pancreas is toast.

  3. Trudii

    ALA and Evening Primrose Oil is recommended by Dr. Bernstein and he said it cut his need for insulin down by 1/3 if I remember correctly.
    Unfortunately I had cancer as an infant and Dr. Bernstein also says that if you've had cancer you shouldn't take ALA. Then again I did some Google research and it said ALA can be used to fight cancer so who knows.

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