Is there a natural treatment for diabetic nerve pain?

To avoid side effects of drugs many have tried a natural treatment for diabetic nerve pain.

Chantelle A asked:

My husband is looking for a natural treatment for diabetic nerve pain.

He has pain and burning in the legs which sometimes can get to such a level that it is debilitating.  He been diagnosed with diabetes but according to an ultrasound his blood circulation is within a normal range.  One doctor said it was general diabetic nerve pain but didn’t offer a treatment.

Does anyone know what would trigger it?  Would it be diet related, i.e. too much sugar short term triggering the pain, or is it a cumulative effect i.e. high sugar levels over the long term?  He admitted to me that when he gets stressed at work he sometimes eats a complete bag of jelly beans. His blood sugar levels do rise in spikes and his A1C is generally good – 5.5 to 5.9.

He’s on Glucophage and blood pressure medications.  Is there a natural avenue he could explore to manage this situation?  More specifically something target, a natural treatment for diabetic nerve pain.