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4 Great Exercises for People Managing Diabetes-Related Neuropathy

Everyday Health—November 7, 2017

Everyday Health featured HSS sports performance specialist Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS in an article about how to exercise with diabetes-related neuropathy. Neuropathy is nerve damage to the cells and can cause pain, tingling and numbness in the extremities.

"Loss of sensation in the foot or ankle can significantly increase the risk of getting infections in those areas from routine cuts or abrasions. Since you may not feel the extent of the damage done and therefore not take action to treat it until it becomes a major medical emergency," said Machowsky. The article recommended to check your feet daily for blisters.

However, Machowsky said that one of the best ways to prevent progression of diabetic neuropathy is to stay active.

To continue exercising while preventing injury, Machowsky recommended performing low-impact exercises such as swimming and cycling.

Read the full article at everydayhealth.com

 

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