Neuropathy (nerve damage) is a rather common complication of diabetes. Nutritionists claim that, in general, 60-70% of people with diabetes also have some form of neuropathy, due to the fact that they are constantly exposed to high blood glucose levels. Nerve fibers are delicate, and high blood glucose can interfere with the transmission of nerve signals, alter the nerves and may also weaken the blood vessels that supply nerves with oxygen and nutrients.

Starch and refined sugar rapidly raise blood sugar levels and burn nerves, so they should be avoided. Nutritionists suggest eating smaller portions and reducing carbohydrates, to lower sugars.

Health tips from Downtown's HealthcareAvoiding inflammatory foods is also very important. Regen Revolution regenerative medicine experts confirm that the following foods / products to have inflammatory potential: unsaturated and saturated fats, soy, saffron, sugar, alcohol and omega 6 oils, such as corn. Most oils are classified as omega-6 or omega-3. Omega-3 oils tend to reduce inflammation, while omega-6 oils make it worse.

The following foods have the potential to increase pain in neuropathy: dairy products, wheat, citrus fruits, corn, caffeine, meat of all kinds, nuts and eggs.

Numerous studies show that low-fat, vegetarian and vegan diets (based on fruits, vegetables, low protein and foods rich in vitamin B) can significantly reduce pain in neuropathy.