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Diabetic Neuropathy: All You Need To Know

About


A type of nerve damage caused by long-term high blood sugar levels.


ADA recommends that all people with diabetes have a comprehensive foot exam at least once a year. [1]


- Requires a medical diagnosis.
- Lab tests or imaging often required.
- Can happen to both men and women.
- Chronic cases can last for years or lifelong.


Diabetic neuropathy is the complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There are four types of diabetic neuropathy like periphery neuropathy (affects feet and legs or arms and hands), Autonomic neuropathy (affects digestive system, sweat glands, sex organs and cardiovascular system), proximal neuropathy (affects the hips, buttocks, or thighs) and focal neuropathy (effects in your hands, head, torso, or legs).


Ages affected: THose between 14-18 years of age are rarely affected, those between 19-60 years of age are often affected, and those above 60 years of age are frequently affected.


Symptoms


Symptoms include pain and numbness in the legs. In more severe cases, symptoms include issues with digestion, the bladder and controlling heart rate.


People may experience:
Pain areas: in the nerves or foot
Sensory: pins and needles, the reduced sensation of touch, uncomfortable tingling and burning, or oversensitivity
Also common: sexual dysfunction, skin ulcer or slow reflexes.


Treatment


Pain Management: Doctors might prescribe medicines to treat pain caused by diabetic neuropathy.
Therapies: Acupuncture might be prescribed by your doctor to relieve pain.
Specialists: For other kinds, you may consult your doctor or physician. At mfine, we provide you with the best doctor on various health issues and a comprehensive treatment program.

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