Prediabetic Neuropathy: Everything You Need To Know
Pre-diabetes is also commonly known as Impaired Glucose Intolerance. It refers to high blood sugar levels but not up to the point that it would cause Diabetes. Pre-diabetic Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage
Studies show that Pre-diabetes can cause sufficient damage to motor nerves.
Pre-diabetic Neuropathy usually affects people in their mid-40s to their late 60s.
- The possible underlying causes of Prediabetic Neuropathy are uncontrolled blood sugar, obesity, smoking, kidney disease.
- Patients are recommended to visit a doctor and take immediate medical attention if symptoms get worse.
- There are no proper symptoms of pre-diabetic neuropathy. However, they can be similar to that of diabetes. Common symptoms can be:
- Nerve and joint damage
- Inflammation of nerves
- Urinary Incontinence
- Cuts and bruises that take longer time to heal
- Constant thirst
- Diagnosis of Prediabetic Neuropathy is be done by performing several tests like:
- Blood test
- Haemoglobin A1c test
- Fasting Plasma Glucose Test
- Neurological evaluation
- Treatment of Prediabetic Neuropathy includes taking care of feet and some medications.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
- Avoid smoking.
- Taking proper care of feet.
- Lose weight (if obese).
- Moderate Exercise.
- Keep blood pressure, blood sugar levels and cholesterol in control.
Common treatment options recommended by doctors are:
- Over-the-counter medication
- Safety measures as advised by a doctor
Specialists: At mfine, we understand and focus on providing the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment possible to our patients.