Do I Have Diabetic Neuropathy?

The best defense against diabetic neuropathy is to get and keep your blood sugar under control. Your best bet for doing that is proper diet, strictly monitoring your blood sugar levels and always taking your diabetes medication as prescribed by your doctor.

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Vitamin B12 and Your Neuropathy

Signs and symptoms of low vitamin B12 levels are very common and are often passed on as simple fatigue or aging. These symptoms include low energy, fatigue, depression, and memory changes. B12 deficiency in the outpatient setting is probably second only to vitamin D.

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Why Is Neuropathy Treatment Difficult?

There’s also one major misconception that hampers neuropathy treatment for many and this misunderstanding that Neuropathy is actually one condition.

Nothing, and I mean nothing can be further from the truth. You see neuropathy rarely occurs without cause. Sometimes the known causes are due to chemotherapy, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and such things as liver and kidney disease.

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Copper: Another Key Neuropathy Nutrient

There is a syndrome called myeloneuropathy in which copper deficiency causes a B12 deficiency like illness, with damage to the nerves and spinal cord.
Likewise, copper deficiency due to excess zinc either due to supplements or poisonings like denture cream can lead to the development of neuropathy too.

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