Eat to live
The best defense against progressive damage from diabetic
neuropathy is to manage the disease itself. Keep your blood sugar levels in check by eating healthy. Ensure that your diet includes a lot of fiber rich foods and whole grains, and very little saturated and trans fats. Structured physical interventions also play an important role in keeping blood sugar levels in check. Make sure you get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. Meditation and deep breathing can help you manage chronic stress, which is one of the major causes behind elevated serum glucose.
Supplements: Winter ginseng, also known as ashwagandha, is very effective at keeping the blood sugar in control and managing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Not only does it help increase the level of serum insulin, it also improves the insulin sensitivity of muscle cells as well as the body’s glucose tolerance, thereby easing the severity of diabetic neuropathy. Consuming black seed oil and fenugreek seeds will help keep sugar levels in check. However, these herbal remedies must be adopted after consultation with a qualified naturopath so that you consume the correct dosage in conjugation with your medication.
Yoga for body and mind
Yoga helps improve blood flow to the extremities, improves the body’s glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. I
The poses: If the condition is not severe, then traditional hatha yoga poses like trikonasana, ustrasana and dhanurasana will do. If the neuropathy is more advanced, it needs the guidance of a trained instructor. However, you can still benefit from gentle twist exercises, meditation and closely supervised backbends.