Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar
can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in
your legs and feet.
Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness
in your extremities to problems with your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart.
For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling
and even fatal.
Diabetic neuropathy is a common serious complication of diabetes. Yet you can often prevent diabetic
neuropathy or slow its progress with tight blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle.
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