Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy . About half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. It is more common in those who have had the disease for a number of years and can lead to many kinds of problems.
If you keep your blood glucose levels on target, you may help prevent or delay nerve damage. If you already have nerve damage, this will help prevent or delay further damage. There are also other treatments that can help.
Peripheral neuropathy can cause tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in your feet and hands.You may also feel burning feet in the night or feeling of walking on cotton wool.
Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves in your body that control your body systems.You may have unexplained diarroea(loose stool) mainly in the night,or constipation or fluctuation or sudden fall in BP.
Additional types of neuropathy people with diabetes may experience.
All the above types of neuropathy are treatable. WDC offers state of the art detection, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic neuropathy