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Discuss Ways to Reduce Your Pain at Your Next Doctor’s Visit

The Many Concerns of Diabetes Management

You may have many topics you want to discuss at your next doctor’s visit. This list probably includes the very important issue of your blood sugar level control.

It may be tempting to put your pain at the bottom of your list. Why is this?

  • You might not realize that proper treatment can reduce your diabetic nerve pain symptoms
  • You might avoid the topic because you wonder if the pain is somehow your fault. But avoiding the subject doesn’t make this common complication go away. In fact, it is critical to maintain your blood sugar levels as close to the normal range as possible. This may help prevent further nerve damage
  • You might not fully appreciate how much diabetic nerve pain impacts your daily life. Try our Diabetic Nerve Pain Impact Questionnaire to see for yourself

In a survey, 49% of people diagnosed with diabetes had not had a discussion with their doctor about diabetic nerve pain or its symptoms in the last 12 months.*

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

Don’t Put Your Diabetic Nerve Pain on the Back Burner

Reducing your pain may be possible. Talk to your doctor at your very next visit. Even if your pain seems just bothersome now, the nerve damage can get worse over time.

Diabetic nerve pain care is an important part of overall diabetes care. And it is a part you may be able to actively improve. With less pain, you’ll feel better and may even increase your activity level. This is a key component of good diabetes care.

Talk to your doctor when you first notice symptoms. You may even want to visit your doctor just to focus on ways to relieve your pain symptoms, including talking about your treatment options.

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.