STEP 5: Nerves and Sensation

STEP 5: Nerves and Sensation: Pain is a gift because it’s our body’s warning signal that something is wrong. A lack of pain sensation, also called neuropathy, is dangerous for diabetics. Here are some things to know about your sensation:

  • Being able to experience pain is a good thing
  • High blood sugar can make nerves swell and delay their warning signals to us
  • There is no guaranteed cure for healing injured nerves
  • Ask your doctor if you need a test for the nerves in your feet
  • Visit the website heal2gether.com for a free pedometer to track how much you’re walking. If you’re diabetic AND neuropathic, walking a lot can create calluses and pressure areas (which = possible future wounds).

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