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What happens when diabetic neuropathy is left untreated?

Burning pain. Numbness. Tingling sensations. Diabetic neuropathy can be a devastating companion for those with diabetes. But what happens if this condition is left untreated?

What is neuropathy? Let’s start with the basics. 

A High-level overview:

  • Many of our clients think that since they don’t have diabetes, they can’t have neuropathy - but there are over 100 known causes of neuropathy. Diabetes being one of more well known causes.
  • To learn more about neuropathy, check out some of my other blogs that further explore what neuropathy is and the impact it can have on your body. 
  • At a high-level, peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is what sends messages to and from the spinal cord and brain to the rest of the body. When the PNS is damaged, it causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet, among other symptoms. 

How does diabetes cause neuropathy?

  • There are 3 main causes of Type 2 diabetes: 
    • Your body is making too much insulin 
    • Your body is making too little insulin 
    • Your body isn’t responding to insulin how it should  
  • When the insulin in your body isn’t regulated as it should be, there is no place for the sugars in your blood to go - this causes a buildup of blood sugar in your body. Then the excess of sugar attacks your nerves.

Nerve Damage: Unleashed

  • Diabetic neuropathy, left untreated, can wreak havoc on your entire body. Nerves that are already compromised by diabetes are more vulnerable, leading to a variety of alarming symptoms. 
  • Symptoms may start off mild, tingling, numbness, difficulty balancing. But when left untreated - these symptoms will get worse overtime. It can lead to a lower quality of life, permanent nerve damage, foot ulcers and in severe cases, it can lead to amputation. 

Beyond the Feet and Hands

  • While numbness and tingling in hands and feet are the most common symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, there are many more side effects that you may not know about.
  • As nerves throughout the body suffer damage, vital organs and bodily functions can be compromised. From digestive issues and urinary problems to sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular complications, untreated diabetic neuropathy can wreak havoc on your entire body.

Choose Lasting Relief

  • At Momentum, we understand the challenges of neuropathy and the importance of personalized care.
  • Our Relief Program offers a guided approach to help you reverse the symptoms of neuropathy. With a focus on:
    • Reducing Inflammation
    • Improving Micro-Circulation
    • At-Home Therapy
    • Personalized Coaching

Take Action, Take Back Your Life - Steps you can take today:

If you've been neglecting diabetic neuropathy, it's time to take action and reclaim control of your health. 

  • Lifestyle changes including a healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction
  • Support groups 
  • Read more about  hydration and circulation, and how it all ties together
  • My Momentum Relief Program provides guided care to help you reverse your neuropathy symptoms. This powerful and proven solution focuses on lifestyle changes, movement tools, and supplements to get you back to the life you want to live. 

Start your journey towards relief today.

Lasting neuropathy relief

My team at Momentum Health Neuropathy Center is here for you if you are suffering from Neuropathy. 

While there is no cure or quick fix for neuropathy, our proven Neuropathy Reliefbusiness.facebook Program has seen success time and time again at:

  • Reducing pain and numbness
  • Improving balance and mobility
  • Improving quality of life and overall health
  • Helping clients to regain their freedom and independence

With hundreds of clients, and a 95%+ success rate, you can trust your health in our hands and finally get back to living life on your terms

To connect with a relief expert today and see what relief options are available to you, give us a call today at 517-883-2291. We would love the chance to help you get the lasting relief that you deserve.