Are You Suffering From Diabetic Neuropathy or a Deficiency? Are you feeling frustrated because you feel like you’re doing everything you "should" be doing, but you’re still suffering with diabetic n pain? You’re making sure you move and exercise daily. You’re eating right...
You’re monitoring blood sugar...
...Yet the tingling and shooting pains of “diabetic neuropathy” are INVADING every part of your life.
What more can you do?
Are you missing something?
Blood sugar levels and fitness are a few of the parts to solving diabetic neuropathy.
However, the pain you're experiencing may be caused by underlying vitamin or mineral deficiencies and not diabetic neuropathy.
We have found that most cases of diabetic neuropathy are a result of multiple interrelated factors.
Nutrition Matters With Diabetic Neuropathy
Generally, all of our nutrients should come from our food sources.
As you consume food, your stomach begins to break it down. As it passes through the small intestine, it is broken down by more digestive juices, and nutrients are absorbed into the walls and sent you’re your bloodstream…
…Unless there’s an absorption issue.
When your small intestine fails to properly absorb the nutrients, malabsorption occurs meaning that although you’re eating a healthy diet, your body isn’t receiving it.
Are you taking Metformin for Your Diabetes?
Several diseases including diabetes are known to cause malabsorption. Many medications such as Metformin (a drug for Type-2 Diabetes) can further prevent nutrients from entering your blood stream.
These nutrient deficiencies may be contributing to your diabetic neuropathy.
3 Deficiencies Linked to Diabetic Neuropathy
1.Vitamin B12 Plays a Critical Role in Diabetic Neuropathy
As we get older, we tend to become more deficient in B12. Vitamin B12 is found in foods like dairy products, meat and fish. It helps you with the function of your brain, nerves, blood cells and many other parts of your body. An article in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine states
“One potential health problem from vitamin B12 deficiency is neuropathy” and “as a result, B12 deficiency–induced nerve damage may be confused with or contribute to diabetic peripheral neuropathy.”
2.Vitamin B6 Helps Your Brain Function
Vitamin B6 is found in foods like beans, meat, liver, eggs, vegetable and cereal. It helps you with the function of your brain, nerves, skin and many other parts of your body.
Research suggests that B6 combined with B12 may assist in lowering diabetic nerve pain.
3.Magnesium May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes
Magnesium is found in fiber-rich foods like whole grains, leafy vegetables and legumes. It’s a mineral that’s important for your bones, but also for nerves, muscles and many other parts of your body.
Studies are showing that having more magnesium in your diet may help people protect themselves against Type 2 diabetes.
In our next article we’re going to show you some things you can do to better digest the natural vitamins in the foods you eat, so you can save money by using expensive and hard to absorb vitamins to make up for the lack.
First things first, ask your doctor to run some blood work to see if this is indeed a factor in your case.
Next Time: 3 Nutrition Hacks To Reduce Diabetic Nerve Pain
I’ll give you some nutrient-rich foods to focus on as well as the best ways to eat them. Until then, let’s focus on another great way to keep healthy with better eating habits.
To Your Good Health,