Diabetic Nerve Damage Overview
Another name for Diabetic Nerve Damage is Diabetic Neuropathy.
What is diabetic neuropathy?
A person with diabetic neuropathy has damage to the nerves in the body. Diabetic neuropathy can affect the autonomic nervous system and the peripheral nerves that control sensation and movement. Diabetic neuropathy most commonly affects the sensory nerves in the feet and legs. The most common symptoms include numbness and burning pain on the surface of the skin. The loss of sensation makes the feet and legs more susceptible to injury.
What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?
Common symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include numbness, tingling, and burning pain in the feet and legs. Less common symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include difficulty urinating, urinary incontinence, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, faintness, and impotence.
How does the doctor treat diabetic neuropathy?
Treatment for diabetic neuropathy may include insulin, diabetes pills, weight loss, vitamin supplements, diabetes diet, ACE inhibitor medications, and control of hypertension.
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