Nerve damage caused from diabetes. Over time, high sugar levels begin to break down nerves, causing damage. Diabetic Neuropathy targets specific areas of the body, which can cause severe pain. It is estimated that around 50% of people with diabetes will have some form of diabetic neuropathy. The risk rises with age, as people who have diabetes for 25 years or longer highest rates of diabetic neuropathy.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy
- Numbness, tingling or pain in toes, feet, hands and fingers
- Muscle loss in hands and feet
- Indigestion, vomiting, nausea
- Severe dizziness, or faintness after standing
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