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The Importance of Diet

Learn How Simple Diet Changes Can Improve Control of Your Diabetes

The most common cause of diabetic nerve pain is poorly controlled blood sugar. High blood sugar levels can result in nerve damage over time.

By controlling your blood sugar levels, you may be able to help prevent, stabilize, and delay further nerve damage. But controlling your blood sugar can’t reverse the damage that’s already been caused. Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional about what you can do to manage your diabetes.

65% of surveyed diabetic nerve pain sufferers said their pain decreases their general motivation.*


*Based on a survey conducted among 553 diabetic nerve pain sufferers.

Your diet is an important part of your diabetes care. But remember that it’s not always about the size of your clothes. Be sure to focus on your overall diabetes management by following these tips:

  • Maintain a blood sugar level that is as close to normal as possible. This means balancing your food intake with your activity levels. It might also mean using hypoglycemic agents or insulin if necessary
  • Don’t focus on fad diets. Work with a registered dietician to find a meal plan and diet that work with your unique needs and lifestyle
  • Changes in your diet don’t need to be dramatic to get clinically important results. They may improve blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and levels of fat in your blood

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The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.

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