I understand that Nerve Health is an issue that concerns many including diabetics.
A healthy lifestyle, blood sugar control, and optimum nutrition to maintain and preserve the nervous system could lower the risk of nerve damage according to the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial, a major study by the National Institutes of Health.
Neuropathy affects the cardiovascular system by interfering with nerve impulses that regulate blood pressure and heart rate. As a result, blood pressure may drop sharply after sitting or standing causing dizziness or fainting. Diabetics with autonomic neuropathy may also not be able to feel angina (chest pain) as a warning sign of heart disease.
Peripheral Neuropathy damages the nerves of the limbs, especially the feet. Symptoms of this type of neuropathy are numbness, tingling, burning, cramps, extreme sensitivity to touch or loss of feeling for pain, pressure or temperature. Due to loss of sensation, foot injuries or ulcers can go unnoticed, resulting in serious infections that may spread to the bone. Damage to the nerves often results in loss of reflexes and muscle weakness.
Nerve damage can prevent the bladder from emptying completely, so bacteria can grow more easily in the urinary tract. When autonomic neuropathy damages the nerves of the bladder, a person may not know when the bladder is full or controlling it, resulting in urinary incontinence.
I will be grateful if knowledgeable members of this forum can throw more insight into how to overcome the damage and what is effective treatment for this kind of nerve disease.