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8 Self-Care Tips for Managing Diabetic Neuropathy
Protect Yourself from Nerve Damage

Protect Yourself from Nerve Damage

Nerve damage from diabetes—or diabetic neuropathy—can be serious. You might not feel small injuries, such as a cut or a blister on your foot. That means you may not treat foot injuries as soon as you should. Or you might have symptoms that make it hard to stand, walk, or do other everyday activities. Protect your health and try these self-care tips to prevent or manage your diabetic neuropathy and your diabetes in general.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  2. Diabetics: Keep Your Eye on Your Feet. Medical Board of California. Board of Podiatric Medicine.
  3. Neuropathy (Nerve Damage). American Diabetes Association.
  4. Steps to Prevent or Delay Nerve Damage American Diabetes Association. 
  5. Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot Ulcers. Patient. Egton Medical Information Systems Limited. 
  6. NICE Guideline 19 Diabetic Foot Problems, Prevention, and Management. The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists


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