Even those who know what diabetic neuropathy is may believe they will never have to deal with it personally. The truth is, however, that nearly 70% of diabetics suffer some kind of neuromuscular damaging condition. It can be safely assumed that if you have diabetes, or are at risk for diabetes, you are also highly at risk to receive neuromuscular damage. Understanding risk factors, minimalizing or eliminating those risks, and knowing your neuropathy treatment options are important steps to protecting your health.
Diabetes is one of the key causes of the neuromuscular damage associated with diabetic neuropathy. The high blood sugar levels of diabetics are highly damaging in many body systems, including the neuromusculars, which affect multiple body systems. Damage to the neuromusculars means serious, often irreversible damage.
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed early on in children and young adults, and is the more severe form of diabetes, in which the body does not produce insulin. It requires total insulin dependence. However, this form of diabetes represents only 5% of diabetes cases. Risk factors for Type 1 diabetes require inheritance from both sets of parents, and may also involve other factors such as climate, viruses, and infant/child diet. For the most part, Type 1 diabetes is not something which can be foreseen and avoided.
Type 2, on the other hand, also known as adult-onset diabetes, is usually diagnosed later in life, and involves more definite risk factors. It is more definitely linked to family history. If you have a family history of diabetes, you are at a high risk of developing the disease and related diseases such as diabetic neuropathy. One of the other key factors in the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes is obesity, especially when linked to a family history of obesity.
Although you can’t control your genetic background, you can be aware of your risk and practice habits which can significantly reduce your chances of having to deal with adult onset diabetes. Making lifestyle choices such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise helps keep some from suffering from diabetes, and mitigates the effects of the disease for others.
It has been proven in numerous studies that diabetes can be prevented, postponed, and essentially cured by practicing a lifestyle of eating healthy and exercising in conjunction with other diabetic neuropathy treatment options. For those who are unable to get sufficient exercise due to peripheral neuropathy, electronic muscle stimulation provides an excellent treatment option.
VST neuropathy treatment options which will significantly reduce or eliminate the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are available from V-Care Health Systems. Review the detailed information on our site to learn how its effective electro-stimulation is leading the way in the advancement of neuropathy treatment options and then talk with your doctor regarding the possibility of pain free E-stimulation treatment with the VST MyoDynamic Device.