A 47-year-old member asked:
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Please describe the nature of the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

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Dr. Robert Kreb III
49 years experience in 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.
Answered on Feb 3, 2014
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