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Pain and Type 2 Diabetes

Pain and Type 2 Diabetes

Have you experienced pain related to your type 2 diabetes? Maybe you are experiencing pain from from diabetes-related neuropathy, or maybe you are trying to lessen the pain of finger pricks. Maybe your pain is more emotional. Whatever the reason for your pain, it is just another thing that makes living with type 2 diabetes so difficult.

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Learn more about pain and type 2 diabetes from our advocates and community:

Ten Tips To Help Reduce the Pain of Finger Pricks
By Lizmari Collazo—October 8, 2014
Testing regularly can get painful pretty quickly. It can also lead to developing calloused fingers and scar tissue. In order for us to avoid some of these problems, we should consider the following tips…READ MORE


By Editorial Team
Neuropathy, which refers to nerve damage, is a common complication of diabetes. Almost a quarter of people with type 2 diabetes have nerve damage at the time they are diagnosed and up to 50% will eventually develop some type of neuropathy…READ MORE

Managing Neuropathy Pain and the Rise of Nutraceuticals
By Editorial Team—February 7, 2017
As many as 50% of individuals with diabetes will eventually develop diabetic neuropathy, or pain related to damaged nerves. A large proportion of these individuals will report pain that is difficult to control, and that leads to disability. While this pain is a huge concern, controlling it shows no clear path to success. The only tried and true method of improving pain or halting the progression of diabetic neuropathy comes from glucose control; however, for many, this is not enough to provide desired relief…READ MORE