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Content updated on Sep 20, 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

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

  • Numbness or tingling in the toes

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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