CAUSES OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
Today, most people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) are only treating the symptoms and not getting to the root of the problem.
WHAT IS DIABETIC Neuropathy?
Up to 60 percent of all diabetics suffer from neuropathy (also called diabetic nerve pain). One form of diabetic neuropathy is a condition where the nerves around the periphery (outer part of the body) are damaged. It is called “Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy”. This type of neuropathy can affect the feet, legs, hands and arms, and it can occur on both sides of the body. It is one of the most common forms of neuropathy.
Neuropathy from diabetes can affect the feet, legs, hands and arms, and it can occur on both sides of the body.
Peripheral Neuropathy shows up as one or more of the following symptoms:
* Tingling or numbness in the fingers, toes or legs.
* Feeling of cold, burning or pain in the hands, feet or legs.
* Extreme sensitivity to touch, even a light touch.
* Sharp pains or cramps.
* Loss of balance and coordination.
These symptoms are often worse at night.
WHAT CAUSES DIABETIC Neuropathy?
For diabetics, neuropathy is caused by one or both of the following: a diet that is too high in carbohydrates and incorrect nutrition.
Furthermore, many medications given to people with diabetic neuropathy or diabetes actually makes the problem worse instead of correcting the cause of the problem.
Higher than normal sugar levels in the body cause the outer sheathing (protective covering) of nerve cells to degenerate. This is similar to an electrical wire that is covered with insulation, and the insulation is beginning to crumble. Without insulation the unprotected wire will start short-circuiting.
In the same way, when the sheathing of nerve cells degenerate, the signals being transmitted are scrambled, resulting in your body receiving signals that are interpreted as numbness, heat, cold, tingling, pain, etc.
The only way to correctly manage your diabetic neuropathy is to address the real causes, not the symptoms. This involves improving the control of your blood sugar levels by implementing a lower carbohydrate diet and taking the nutrients your body needs.
What is the Next Step?
Now that you know more about neuropathy, here are your choices:
You can continue on with what you've been doing, or
You can take action today, right now, and change your life, by learning more about what you can do about it.
Fortunately, your body is very resilient and operates in a very intelligent manner, if you give it the right fuel and the right nutrients, it will respond very quickly.
MORE NEUROPATHY INFORMATION RESOURCES
Here are some links to futher information about neuropathy.
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