Peripheral neuropathy in the feet and other extremities due to diabetes is sometimes reversible with proper treatment, according to Petr Boucek for The Review of Diabetic Studies. However, the potential for reversing this condition decreases with its increasing severity and duration.
The late stages of diabetic neuropathy are often only partially reversible, explains Boucek. In some cases, late-stage neuropathy in the feet may be irreversible if it is severe enough. The only effective method for reversing diabetic neuropathy is proper glycemic control. The outcomes for patients in terms of their neuropathy symptoms improve significantly more for patients who bring their glycemic levels under control earlier in the progression of the disease.