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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Have you had: Diabetes since childhood? Takes a while to develop. Emg/ncs can detect nerve damage before a patient becomes aware of them.

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Buzz: When there is too much sugar floating around in the blood, the nerves get drunk on it and go foggy, mumbling their electrical impulses back to the bra ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
15 years experience Cardiology
Foot ulcers etc.: Diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease), and may eventually lead to foot ulcers and amputation of lower limbs.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Nerve irritation: High blood sugars as in diabetes is "toxic" to nerves. This casues the nerves to die off.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
No feeling: The nerve damage could cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning. This is bad particularly in the feet because it can create an unsteady gait ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kreb III
50 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Metabolism: The nerves are not getting the correct nutrients because of your diabetic state.It is very important to have your diabeticcontrol improved.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hypoglycemia: Years of hypoglycemia are very unlikely. Are you sure you have low blood sugar? Can you please send some blood sugar results.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
36 years experience Neurology
Mainly Clinical: Your question is a good one as recent reports suggest that about 20% occur together. A few hints to the difference- if you have anosmia (loss of sm ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
13 years experience Neurology
Acetyl l carnitine: The only thing with evidence to suggest it may be able to help nerve recovery in diabetic neuropathy is acetyl l carnitine. It is a safe over the cou ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Get evaluated: If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch you sugar int ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
34 years experience Podiatry
Filament testing: There is a standardized test using a small monofiliment that is touched to the skin. Your podiatrist or internest can do this test for you to test fo ... Read More
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