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Warning Signs of Diabetic Neuropathy

2012-12-18 16:23

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. It is a disorder in which your nerves are damaged. Depending on the type of diabetic neuropathy, it shows the following warning signs respectively.

Peripheral neuropathy

The areas of the body most commonly affected by diabetic neuropathy are the feet and legs. Generally, the patients usually develop the following signs.

Tingling, numbness, tightness, or burning in the feet, hands, or other parts of the body.

Reduced feeling and numbness in feet. You may notice injury or skin problem in your feet due to this problem. You should check your feet every day.

Burning sensation, especially in the evening.

Weakness and loss of balance and coordination

Diabetic autonomic neuropathy

Diabetic autonomic neuropathy mainly affects the digestive system, sexual ability, heart and blood vessel function, urinary system. It mainly present with the following warning signs.

Dizziness, weakness, or fainting when you stand for too long

Sexual dysfunction such as erection dysfunction in men and vaginal dryness in women.

Digestive system problems mainly include bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

Hypoglycemia unawareness can occur.

Focal neuropathy

The signs of focal neuropathy usually appear suddenly mainly including:

Pain, weakness and motor problems in a certain area of the body, such as thigh, foot or wrist

Double vision, pain in and around eyes and difficulty in mowing the eyes can be seen commonly.

The above are the major signs of different types of diabetic neuropathy. As this condition can cause unpredictable harm to people with diabetes, it is very important for them to take preventive measures. Uncontrolled high blood sugar for a long time is a major culprit. Therefore, it is very important to monitor blood sugar level regularly and follow the doctor’s advices restrictively.

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