The hallmark feature of type 2 diabetes is high blood sugar levels, which is responsible for many of the symptoms associated with the chronic condition. Ordinarily, the release of insulin regulates blood sugar – the main of type sugar in blood – but if you have type 2 diabetes the body cannot process insulin properly. The result is uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
“You’ll need a blood test, which you may have to go to your local health centre for if it cannot be done at your GP surgery,” explains the health body.
The earlier diabetes is diagnosed and treatment started, the better.
As the NHS points out, early treatment reduces your risk of other health problems.
How to treat diabetic neuropathy
The primary treatment for diabetic neuropathy is to stabilise high blood sugar levels.
The following items should be on your watch list:
- Sugar and sugary foods
- Sugary soft drinks
- White bread
- White rice.
In addition to cutting back on certain carbs, you should increase the amount of exercise you do.
According to the NHS, you should aim for 2.5 hours of activity a week to keep blood sugar levels in check.
“You can be active anywhere as long as what you’re doing gets you out of breath.”