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Can Diabetic Neuropathy Be Reversed?

Posted by Alexander Berezhnoy on

Can Diabetic Neuropathy Be Reversed?

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Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Right now the science says that nerve damaged caused by neuropathy can't be undone, but progression can be slowed or stopped, depending on how well a patient can manage their diabetes and blood sugar levels.

When left untreated, high blood sugar levels can lead to nerve damage. The most common is peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in the extremities, such as the hands and feet.

There is also other types of neuropathy, such as autonomic nervous system neuropathy, and focal neuropathy, which affects the the wrists.

Type of Neuropathy Percentage of diabetics with this complications Area of body affected
Peripheral Neuropathy 50% Hands, feet, arms, legs
Autonomic Neuropathy 30% Digestive system, kidneys
Focal Neuropathy 25% Wrists

 

The good news about diabetic neuropathy

While the percentage of people with diabetes who will eventually develop some type of neuropathy is high, the good news is that neuropathy often takes years or even decades to develop.

If you are diligent about managing your blood sugar levels, you have a very good chance to avoid neuropathy altogether, and in some cases even put your diabetes into remission.

The latest science shows that a low carb diet, facilitated by a meal replacement program, is one of the most effective ways to reduce blood sugar levels and manage diabetes. [1]

Check out our website for more information about low carb meal replacement options, and speak to your doctor to see if a low carb diet is right for you.