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How will diabetic peripheral neuropathy affect my lifestyle?

If you have developed diabetic peripheral neuropathy, your blood glucose has probably been too high for a long period of time. Therefore, you will need to bring it under control with a combination of lifestyle changes that include a special diet, regular physical activity, and monitoring your blood glucose several times through the day. Your doctor may also prescribe insulin to help manage your blood glucose, and pain medications if your diabetic peripheral neuropathy is causing nerve pain. These may sound like major lifestyle changes, but managing your blood glucose is essential to prevent any further complications from diabetes.

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