Doctor on Call: Neuropathy and Type 2 Diabetes
High blood sugar can have a damaging effect on nerves, which is why patients with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of neuropathy in the feet – often leading to numbness, weakness, pain or in some cases the loss of the feet. But can neuropathy in the feet be reversed in patients with type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes such as weight loss and better nutrition? That is the question submitted by Donna in Maineville to this segment of TriHealth’s Doctor on Call.
- How your diet can specifically help control your blood sugar levels and impact your nerve health
- The effect of weight loss on your blood sugar levels and the role of increased activity
- What the goal should be in achieving healthy blood sugar levels
Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.