Diabetic neuropathy is caused by high blood sugar that injures the nerves and blood vessels throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy can cause tingling, constant burning in the feet or sharp pain or even extreme sensitivity to touch making standing on your feet unbearable.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, one of the most important things that you can do is keep your blood sugar as close as possible to your daily and long term targets. Four other ways that you can help control diabetic neuropathy include:
1. Controlled blood pressure;
2. Stop smoking;
3. Stay active;
4. Slim down.
There are also prescription medications available for treating diabetic neuropathy but they do not slow or reverse the process.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. You can learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits in the Tampa Bay Area or diabetes or diabetic neuropathy by consulting with Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey. She has written the go to consumer guide Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits that can help you learn more about the Social Security Disability claim’s process.