Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Overview

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage (neuropathy) in the peripheral limbs (feet, hands, etc.) due to diabetes. It is a common complications of diabetes. Tingling toes and numb toes are very common in diabetics. Peripheral neuropathy usually affects the feet and especially the toes, but may also affect the hands and fingers. Usually both sides are affected by this type of neuropathy, although it may be initially more noticeable on one side or the other. The odd sensations from neuropathy are often described as tingling, burning sensations, partial numbness, pins-and-needles, and other words. The medical term for these sensations is paresthesias, and there are a variety of diseases other than diabetes that can also cause these symptoms; see your doctor for a full diagnosis. Read more about: Neuropathy, Paresthesias

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