STEP 5: Nerves and Sensation: Pain is a gift because it’s our body’s warning signal that something is wrong. A lack of pain sensation, also called neuropathy, is dangerous for diabetics. Here are some things to know about your sensation:
Being able to experience pain is a good thing
High blood sugar can make nerves swell and delay their warning signals to us
There is no guaranteed cure for healing injured nerves
Ask your doctor if you need a test for the nerves in your feet
Visit the website heal2gether.com for a free pedometer to track how much you’re walking. If you’re diabetic AND neuropathic, walking a lot can create calluses and pressure areas (which = possible future wounds).