Diabetic Neuropathy- The Agony of the feet

Diabetic Neuropathy is a nerve disorder that arises if you are suffering from diabetes. When the sugar levels of your blood exceed the safe level, then it may damage the nerves of your body. In most cases, Diabetic Neuropathy damages the nerves present in the lower part of your body, that is feet and legs. When a person is suffering from Diabetic Neuropathy the occurrence of symptoms like severe pain, digestive problems, and disorders in the urinary tract is observed. More than half of the people suffering from diabetes have Diabetic Neuropathy. However, with a good lifestyle and maintaining blood sugar levels, a diabetic person can prevent or control diabetic neuropathy.  

What are the symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy?

For most people, symptoms are often observed during the night time or after continuous and exhaustive physical work. Numbness and cramps are one of the most common symptoms. If a diabetic person is suffering from constant joint or stomach pain, then it can also be a sign of Diabetic Neuropathy. The sexual response of a person can also be decreased due to the effects of this medical issue. Pain behind the eye and other such visual problems are symptoms of mononeuropathy.

When to see a doctor?

If you are suffering from the above problems for a long time, then you must see a doctor. A diabetic person must not risk their health by neglecting these symptoms. With a healthy lifestyle and proper medications, Diabetic Neuropathy can always be controlled. If a person is feeling dizzy or weak to perform routine activities, then they must see a doctor without any delay.

What are the risk factors of Diabetic Neuropathy?

If you are a diabetic patient, there are certain factors that can increase the risk of getting


When a person is suffering from uncontrolled blood sugar levels for a long period of time, then he is more likely to have Diabetic Neuropathy. An increase or decrease in sugar levels can also damage your kidneys. This may result in the secretion of toxins in the blood that can adversely affect your nerves. An overweight diabetic person also has a greater risk of suffering from Diabetic Neuropathy. Smoking hardens the arteries and reduces the amount of blood flowing through it. As a result, the amount of blood reaching your feet and legs decreases. This causes pain and makes Diabetic Neuropathy even more severe.


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