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Numb Feet due to Diabetes Underlying Cause

Elevated blood sugar levels can damage nerves and the blood vessels that supply the nerves. Eventually, this damage causes the nerves to malfunction.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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