What are the self-care measures for diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Diabetes patients can take the following self-care measures:

  • Work with primary care physicians and endocrinologists to control glucose levels

  • Examine the skin of feet and lower legs regularly to look for injuries

  • See a healthcare provider promptly for calluses, sores on the skin, or other potential problems so they can be treated properly.

  • Wear good-fitting, comfortable shoes that protect the feet


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