Diabetic nerve pain (DNP), nerve damage or neuropathy can be very hard to live with. It affects so many different parts of the body that most people do not even realize all the pain they have been suffering comes from DNP. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) a little more than half of people who are diagnosed with diabetes have or will develop some type of nerve damage during their lifetime. However, it is more common for those who have been suffering from diabetes for a number of years.
Diabetic nerve pain, defined as diabetic neuropathy comes in many different types but there are four main types that diabetic patients are diagnosed with: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, or focal neuropathies. To find out more about these neuropathies, we need to delve into each one individually.
If you have experienced complications as a result of your diabetes, your physician may recommend you taking benfotiamine. Benfotiamine is a synthetic variation of Vitamin B-1, and is also known as thiamine.
Editor’s Note: This article references Ketones in relation to diabetes but is commonly misspelled as Keytones.
Individuals subscribing to an ultra-low carbohydrate diet may be well versed in knowing what their keytone/ketone levels are. The presence of ketones for the dieter may signify their body is accelerating the process of burning excess fat. In a normal, healthy individual the presence of ketones may not be a significant problem, but for a Type 1 diabetic the issue can be deadly.
When it comes to a diabetes diet, there are many important things to know. One of the most important things to know about a diabetes diet is that different diabetic diagnosis can change each diabetic diet.
Before we get into all that however, let’s talk about the way weight can increase diabetes.
People who are obese or overweight are 80 times more likely to develop diabetes than those who maintain a healthy weight. In a study produced by the Medstar Research Institute in Washington, D.C., almost 2,000 non-diabetic, overweight adults that were between the ages of 25 and 74 were measured for their risk of developing diabetes, they were also measured to see if they reduce their risk by losing weight. They study proved that in just losing two pounds a year for ten years, their risk of developing diabetes reduced by a third.
Soft drinks and diabetes. What effect do soft drinks have on diabetes? If recent reports are accurate there may be more to the potential link than you may have thought – and for some interesting reasons.
Yahoo Health suggests, “Consumption of soft drinks in high quantity, especially by children, is responsible for many health problems that include tooth decay, nutritional depletion, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease.”