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What foods should I avoid if I have neuropathy and diabetes?

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Neuropathy is a disease that damages your nerves. Avoid high-salt foods, which can cause high blood pressure:

  • Boxed mixes of potatoes, rice, and pasta
  • Canned meats
  • Canned soups and vegetables
  • Processed and packaged foods (lunch meat, sausage, bacon, ham)
  • Salty snack foods such as chips and pretzels

From: Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

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Tom Elasy, MD, MPH, director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, associate professor of medicine, and Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Chair of Clinical Research at the Diabetes Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 

WebMD: "Diabetes: Eating Right."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

SOURCES: 

Tom Elasy, MD, MPH, director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, associate professor of medicine, and Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Chair of Clinical Research at the Diabetes Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 

WebMD: "Diabetes: Eating Right."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

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