Diabetic Neuropathy Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occurs in those with long-term diabetes. High blood sugar can damage nerves throughout the body, most commonly in the legs and feet.

Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy

  • Skin problem of the legs, in the area between thigh and ankle

  • Decreased sensation over skin

  • Reduced sensitivity to feeling pain

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Numbness of the fingers

  • Tingling or prickling sensation of the skin

  • Numbness or tingling in the toes

  • Tingling or pricking numbness in the legs even when keeping still

Questions your doctor may ask to check for diabetic neuropathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose diabetic neuropathy

  • Do you have symptoms on the skin of your leg/s?

  • Do you feel the sensation on your skin has changed?

  • Do you think that you are less sensitive to pain or do not feel pain at all?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have numbness from your wrist down?

Treatment for diabetic neuropathy

Treatment includes medication to control blood sugar and manage symptoms.

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