Diabetic nerve pain also identified as diabetic neuropathy. It comes from nerve damage caused by having a blood sugar that is not in good control in diabetic individuals. In the state of type 1 diabetes, this condition usually develops after ten years from the start, while in type 2 diabetes, one May already experience symptoms of diabetic nerve pain even before diabetes diagnosed.
Warning signs and symptoms of diabetic nerve pain
There are four types of diabetic nerve pain can affect someone. This condition is the autonomic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, neuropathy and femoral mononeuropathy. Besides, statistics reveal that nearly 60 to 70 percent of people who have diabetes are likely to experience some or other forms of nerve pain. However, the point to be noted is that not everyone is suffering from the symptoms of diabetic nerve pain should be able to identify that they are suffering from diabetic neuropathy.
What are sign and symptoms of diabetic nerve pain?
Warning symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Pain in the nerve endings
The inability to feel pain or temperature changes around
Pain in the arms, legs, hands or feet during movement
Weakness and difficulty while movement
Problems in the legs and feet like infection, joint pain, ulcers and other deformities
Warning symptoms of diabetic autonomic neuropathy
Urinary tract infection
Feeling full without overeating
Too much sweating
Heart palpitations at rest
Loss of appetite
Low blood pressure
Warning symptoms of Femoral neuropathy of diabetes
Pain in hips, thighs or buttocks, anything affected
Weakness in the muscles of the affected area
Weight can also observe
Warning symptoms of Diabetic Mononeuropathy
Blurred vision or double vision
Pain in the eye, in fact, more likely to have severe pain behind your eyes
Paralysis can occur on one side of the face.
Pain in the chest, abdomen, back or lower leg
Although these symptoms of diabetic nerve pain do not indicate that your nerves have damaged completely, it gives you an indication that you have to work hard to keep your blood sugar under control. Get in the sense with your health care professional for further guidance to manage diabetes and proper treatment for symptoms of diabetic nerve pain. The key is to maintain a healthy lifestyle that involves a healthy diet and exercise.
Treatment of symptoms of diabetic nerve pain
Keeping the level of glucose in a healthy range is the most important tools in preventing and treating Peripheral Neuropathies. However, despite such a strict management, most (about 70-80%) people with diabetes still will develop some degree of neuropathy. Exercise for 30 minutes every day together with a healthy diet will help improve circulation and stimulate the generation of new blood vessels, which can slow or even stop the progression of the disease.
For people with diabetic neuropathy, painful prescription medicines like amitriptyline and desipramine can help in relieving the pain of peripheral neuropathy can cause. Another magnetic therapy gaining popularity include infrared therapy that uses light energy to increase circulation to the small vessels in the legs, nerve decompression using modern surgical techniques as well as various chiropractic or alternative treatments include the use of Cayenne and gamma linolenic acid ‘ the latter found in evening primrose oil.