It is important to regularly monitor blood glucose levels. Meal planning, exercise, and/or medications can help.
Footcare will be needed to avoid
ulcers. The nerves in the feet are the ones most often affected by neuropathy. This care will involve regular visits to a foot doctor and careful cleaning, inspection, moisturizing, and grooming of the feet. In addition, always wear well-fitting shoes and thick, soft, seamless socks to help protect your feet from injuries.
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