Diabetes and Pain
Many people think that diabetes is a painless condition, save for a finger prick here and there to test blood sugar. This is not actually the case at all. Diabetes can be quite painful for the millions of people living with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and the discomfort of tingling toes or burning feet. Diabetic neuropathy is not just unpleasant; it is life-threatening in some cases. Innovations Stem Cell helps treat diabetic neuropathy and its painful symptoms with fat stem cell therapy,
How Diabetes Affects Nerves
If your diabetes is undiagnosed or your blood sugar levels are uncontrolled, you’re at risk of developing diabetic neuropathy. The condition begins in the lower extremities, in the nerves of the toes and feet.
It usually comes on as tingling, pins, and needles, or burning; typically it starts as a tingling feeling that may disappear with movement or “shaking it off.” If left untreated, the tingling, burning, and pain become constant. Some individuals report having sharp, stabbing pain that gets worse at night, as well as extreme sensitivity to touch or temperature.
Over time, diabetic neuropathy can leave sufferers without feeling at all in their feet, which can lead to another dire and scary situation: amputation. Stem Cell Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy
This happens when the nerves of the feet become damaged, causing the affected individual not to feel cuts or sores. Since diabetes can delay healing, these cuts and sores can remain open for some time, leaving the area at risk of infection.
If you can’t feel the sore, you probably won’t be able to feel the infection, either. Unfortunately, this can lead to a severe situation in which tissue dies and the infection spreads. If severe enough, you may require amputation.
If you’re living with diabetes, your risk of neuropathy and neuropathy-related complications is greater. It is critical that you not only check your blood sugar regularly but also check your feet for cuts, sores, scrapes, and blisters regularly.
Other ways to fight the effects of diabetic neuropathy include:
Quit smoking. Smoking impedes your circulation, so your nerves do not get the vital nutrients, oxygen and blood they need.
Be active. We suggest working out to keep the blood pumping. Walking, swimming and yoga are great exercises.
Lose weight. Weight loss can help your body control blood sugar and can ease foot pain.
Try stem cell therapy. Fat stem cell therapy from Innovations Stem Cell may help reduce the inflammation and discomfort associated with diabetic neuropathy and other nerve conditions, which can reduce the risk of infection and complications caused by slow-healing wounds.
Learn more about the effects of diabetic neuropathy and how fat stem cell therapy may be able to help relieve pain, tingling and discomfort by calling Innovations Stem Cell today at 214-643-8665