Diabetes is far too common in the USA. One of the unfortunate complications of diabetes is that neuropathy can develop. Of course, the first (and most important!) step is to get your blood sugar under control. For tips, see my previous post about blood sugar regulation. Unfortunately, if you have neuropathy from diabetes, it can remain even after you've managed your blood sugar. The pain can be very debilitating so here are some things that may help relieve some of the pain.
*First, to be clear: I am not a M.D. Please consult your doctor before undergoing any health treatments or taking new supplements. This post, and all information on this site, is for educational and informational purposes only.*
Supplements can definitely be helpful because we are talking about utilizing vitamins for therapeutic purposes, which requires higher doses than a typical healthy intake. Work with a healthcare provider to determine the appropriate supplements and dosages for you. Until then, you can certainly focus on eating foods high in these nutrients.
The following are your friends:
GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid)
- Borage oil, Evening Primrose oil, Black Currant oil
ALA (Alpha-lipoic acid)
- Flax seeds (and oil), Chia seeds, Hemp seeds
- Citrus fruits, Non-Citrus fruits, Melons, Green Leafy vegetables, Cruciferous vegetables
- Almonds, Sunflower seeds, Green Leafy vegetables, Avocados
- Fish, Poultry, Meats, Nuts, Chick Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach
- Eggs, Peanuts, Almonds, Swiss Chard, Carrots
- Cayenne pepper