While living with diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be challenging, the good news is that after you’re diagnosed there are things you can do to protect your feet from further damage and help prevent your neuropathy from progressing.
Check your feet—every night
This is no joke, because even a small cut or scrape or splinter in the foot could lead to an infection. If that infection isn’t noticed soon enough, it could lead to bigger problems, including amputation. Inspecting your feet is crucial because you might not feel dangerous wounds due to the numbness and tingling that come with neuropathy. If you need to, ask a loved one to help you get a closer look at the bottoms of your feet and between your toes.