Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is a kind of nerve damage that is often experienced by people with diabetes. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy frequently report pain, tingling, numbness, and other uncomfortable sensations in their toes and feet.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is a nerve condition where the nerves in the body become damaged or injured. Up to 60% of patients with diabetes may have some form of neuropathy.
The symptoms of neuropathy can be different for each person but generally include tingling, pain, or numbness. It usually affects the feet and legs but can also involve the fingers and hands.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy can get gradually worse over time and often becomes very uncomfortable and painful.
DPN is believed to be caused by high blood sugar, which damages the body's nerves. The best way to keep it from getting worse is to closely monitor your blood sugar levels and carefully control your diabetes.
The pain and other unpleasant symptoms can often be managed with specialized pain medications.
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