All of these needs to be calculated and weighed in first, so there is no set calorie value that all diabetics can use. Before you start the Diabetic Diet make sure you have discussed it with your family doctor, because they may want to alter the diet especially for your needs. A great way to find out what is working for other diabetics is to join a discussion group either on the Internet or in your local community. Neuropathy is an abnormality of the nervous system. There are many different types of neuropathy, but the most common neuropathy effecting diabetics is peripheral neuropathy. Known clinically as diabetic nephropathy, this problem can be diagnosed by a detection of protein in your urine. Diabetics are encouraged to go in to a clinic yearly to test for this problem.