It is possible to prevent neuropathy in your feet and ankles, even if you already have diabetes. The key is to begin working against the nerve damage immediately. The largest part of this will be monitoring your blood sugar levels. Since elevated and fluctuating blood sugars damage your nerves, keeping this under control will decrease your likelihood of developing neuropathy.
Taking care of your feet and checking them for damage is also important. Wash and dry your lower limbs every day. Make sure you keep your toenails trimmed and inspect your whole foot for abnormal changes. Always wear clean, moisture-wicking socks and supportive, cushioned shoes. These habits help protect your lower limbs from damage as well as catch problems before they have a chance to progress—all very important when you’re trying to prevent neuropathy. Let Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. help you fight nerve issues. Make an appointment with either of our two Connecticut offices by using the website, or by calling (203) 876-7736 for the Milford office, or (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden location.