People with diabetes commonly develop temporary or permanent damage to nerve tissue caused by decreased blood flow and high blood sugar levels. The goals of treating diabetic neuropathy are to prevent the disease from getting worse and to reduce the symptoms of the disease.
Tight control of blood sugar is important to prevent symptoms and problems from getting worse. Care providers may help to monitor a patient’s diet as recommended by the physician. They also will monitor skin integrity for any open areas. Regular foot exams are also important to identify small infections and prevent foot injuries from getting worse.
The care provider will assist patients with the activities of daily living:
- Ambulating (walking)
- Continence care and feeding (as needed by the patient and recommended by their physician)
- Medication reminders
- Run errands
- Light housekeeping
- Accompany to doctor’s appointments
- Monitor for gross behavioral changes
- Help to maintain safety
- Passive exercises
More Diabetic Neuropathy information and support can be found at the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information).
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