Diabetic Neuropathies

What Is It?

Diabetic neuropathies are nerve disorders that affect people with diabetes. They occur more often in people with persistently high blood sugar levels.

There are several different diabetic neuropathies. They include:

  • Peripheral neuropathy. This is the most common type. It affects the longest nerves in the body. These nerves are part of the peripheral nervous system. This is the network of nerves that carry signals from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body and back.

The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are numbness or pain in the feet and lower legs.

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