Peripheral Neuropathy Can Be Caused By Diabetes Mellitus. Peripheral neuropathy strikes people with diabetes because high blood sugar hijacks your body’s resources creating a toxic back up and stealing oxygen from nerves.
If you’ve got pain, numbness and tingling, peripheral neuropathy has already taken a toll on your quality of functioning, sleep and life…or it may very soon.
There’s nothing worse than having complications from an existing chronic health disorder like diabetes.
You feel as if you’ve got enough on your plate, when along comes the pain of peripheral neuropathy.
According to the Mayo Clinic: “Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.”
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy puts you at risk for additional complications such as: foot ulcers and the potential for foot amputations, so it’s vitally important to get a handle on blood sugar levels.
High blood sugar is a major contributor to nerve damage because it hijacks the energy your body would normally use to complete other vital health functions like removing toxins, oxygenation and absorbing critical nutrients in your gut.
Did you know that contrary to what you might have been told, you can prevent further nerve damage?
Nerves only start dying when your blood sugar stays too high over an extended period of time.
What we know is that high blood sugar impacts blood circulation and cuts of the supply of oxygen to your nervous system.
How To Quickly Reduce Additional Peripheral Nerve Damage
While you can’t control your age, heredity, height and how long you’ve had diabetes, you can reduce further nerve damage by making some important lifestyle decisions.
Having served thousands of patients over the years, I worked with many who struggled with high blood sugar.
As I watched them take action to reduce and control blood sugar levels, their peripheral nerve pain would decrease.
In addition to taking medications to control blood sugar the patients who had the most consistent relief were the ones who eliminated highly processed foods and sugar in all of it’s many forms.
Eating sugar contributes to inflammation in the peripheral nerves.
Don’t Fall For This Alternative
One of the first things you might try is to use the artificial sweeteners, but use caution here as well. Artificial sweeteners are now considered neurotoxins. In short, they are toxic to your body and nerves.
Instead use naturally occurring sweeteners like Stevia.
Not only can stevia reduce your caloric intake, but it is 250 times sweeter than sugar.
Are all Stevia products created equally?
In fact, it’s vital that if you and your doctor determine that Stevia is a good choice for you that you use only Stevia made from “purified rebaudioside”.
Did you know that Stevia has zero carbohydrates and zero calories?
If that isn’t enough to turn your head I don’t know what will!
Finally a sweetener that reduces toxic load on your body and allows precious oxygen to get to your peripheral nerves.
Pain relief, better sleep, less numbness are all outcomes of taking good care of you.
Start today and monitor your results.
To Your Good Health
Dr. Randall C. Labrum
Clinician, Author, Researcher
Former Neuropathy Sufferer