Diabetic Neuropathy - Treatment Overview
Treatment if the condition gets worse continued...
Diabetic neuropathy is a major
risk factor for foot infections or foot
ulcers leading to amputation. It is possible to have permanent disfigurement in one or both
of your feet (such as Charcot foot ) from diabetic neuropathy. Surgery is
sometimes needed to correct deformed joints that can result from Charcot foot.
gastroparesis may require other treatment, such as
medicines that empty the stomach more quickly or a feeding tube that is
inserted into the stomach.
bladder infections or other bladder problems, such as loss of control, may
require further diagnostic testing and treatments such as medicines or surgery
to improve bladder function.
Also, it is common to experience
depression with any chronic disease, such as diabetes
or diabetic neuropathy. Seeking help for depression may improve your overall
well-being and aid in the treatment of your condition.
- Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed?
What to think about
No matter what you or your doctor
try, you may not be pain-free. Be clear with your doctor about what is helping
and what is not. You and your doctor can work together to find the right
combination of medicine and other treatments to help you the most.