A 35-year-old member asked:
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what is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

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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, and can fall also the person loses their protective sensorium and can develop sores on the bottom of the feet without knowing it, or step on something and not know cause they don't feel.
Answered on Jul 13, 2012
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, and can fall also the person loses their protective sensorium and can develop sores on the bottom of the feet without knowing it, or step on something and not know cause they don't feel.
Answered on Jan 21, 2013
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Dr. Khurram Khan
20 years experience Wound care
Many facets: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction.
Answered on Aug 7, 2019
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