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9 Diet Dos and Don'ts for Diabetic Neuropathy

9 Diet Dos and Don’ts for Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. You might feel tingling, pain, and numbness in your hands and feet. Diabetic neuropathy can also affect nerves all over your body, including those important for digestion. Up to 70% of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. Diet is one way you can help prevent and control diabetic neuropathy.

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