It is an unfortunate reality that many people affected by diabetes also struggle with diabetic neuropathy. Insulin and blood sugar management go hand in hand with managing diabetic nerve pain. The providers at US Neuropathy Centers know it is just as important to keep patients aware of their neuropathy, as it is crucial to keep them aware about insulin safety.
With summer just around the corner, US Neuropathy Centers wants to ensure that all of our patients get to enjoy summer vacations and time with their friends and family. With 14 locations across the United States, US Neuropathy Centers is the number one source for neuropathy information, including tips for relieving symptoms of diabetic nerve pain, burning feet, and foot numbness.
According to a May 2010 issue published in the journal Endocrinology Practice, researchers discovered that people with diabetes are more vulnerable to many health problems than people without diabetes. Because of this, diabetic patients are encouraged to learn about their condition, things that make their symptoms worse, and how to effectively manage debilitating symptoms. One of the problems that many people face with diabetes management is insulin procedures.
Insulin safety, storage, and management should be a high priority for people with diabetes. Nerve pain can actually be exacerbated if your body’s blood sugar is low and without insulin. Improper insulin storage affects the delivery of the medicine into the blood stream. For example, if insulin is kept in a hot car during the day, it will not be effective later on.
Summer activities often require more energy. Hot temperatures mixed with high intensity activities add up to a risk of low blood sugar. Physicians recommend patients keep glucose tablets or gel with them at all times. This way, if your blood sugar level gets too low, you have easy access to medicine that can help.
Diabetes management of symptoms including nerve pain may need to be altered during each season. For the summertime, patients should consider following these strategies for the best insulin management:
- Test your blood sugar often
- Stay hydrated
- Stay indoors during the hottest parts of the day to avoid heat exhaustion
- Care for your feet. Always wear shoes or protective coverings to avoid burns on hot surfaces and cuts that could lead to further foot complications.
Follow these simple insulin and diabetes management tips so that you can have some summertime fun. If you or someone you love suffers from burning feet, numb feet, diabetic nerve pain, or foot pain, contact the specialists at US Neuropathy Centers for an evaluation today.
If you are suffering from neuropathy, please do not hesitate to call us at any of our US Neuropathy Centers locations. With offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, our neuropathy experts are easily accessible and here to help.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
@US Neuropathy Centers, 2018