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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur when you have diabetes. It affects mostly the feet and legs first, but can also affect the hands and arms. If left untreated, diabetic neuropathy can develop serious complications, including limb loss, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure and joint deterioration. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy The most common form of diabetic neuropathy is called peripheral neuropathy. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are worse at night and may include: Numbness or temperature changes Tingling or burning sensations in the extremities Sharp pains or cramps in the extremities Increased and extreme sensitivity
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