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Can you get diabetic nerve problems without having symptoms?

Can you get diabetic nerve problems without having symptoms?

Have you had: Diabetes since childhood? Takes a while to develop. Emg/ncs can detect nerve damage before a patient becomes aware of them. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: diabetic nerve problems?

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 brain, tingly, and aren't aware of stimulus trying to warn them their is stone in your shoe or that heating pad has been on too long and is burning your skin or you have an infection in your foot when you stubbed your toe, because the nerves are drunk. ...Read more

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How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

Varies: If the problem is isolated to numbness in the legs, you need to check feet daily for small injuries do they don't get infected. If the nerves to the stomach are affected, it can cause nausea and bloating. Sometimes nerves that regulate the heart and blood vessels and can make blood pressure erratic. ...Read more

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How much time is required for someone who is diagnosed with type II diabetes to begin experiencing nerve problems?

How much time is required for someone who is diagnosed with type II diabetes to begin experiencing nerve problems?

It varies.: Some people with diabetes never get neuropathy (nerve damage). Some people may have had neuropathy for several years before they develop diabetes. Working to keep blood sugars under control can reduce the risk for developing neuropathy, or delay it or make it less severe. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a nerve to regenerate in the eye after experiencing double vision? Diabetes, and other health problems could be culprits.

How long does it take for a nerve to regenerate in the eye after experiencing double vision? Diabetes, and other health problems could be culprits.

6-12 weeks: If double vision is from a diabetic mono-neuropathy, meaning damage to one of the nerves innervating the eye muscles, then typically it takes anywhere from 2 to 3 months to regenerate. These are vascular insults and can come from diabetes or high blood pressure or other vascular diseases. ...Read more

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What might cause my legs to tingle all the time? I've had nerve conduction test - normal. Mri - disk problem in upper spine no diabetes leg cramps at night - muscles in front part of leg and foot/toe cramps

Leg : Leg cramps at night are often a sign of vascular insufficiency. If your nerve conduction studies are normal, it would make sense for you to be evaluated by a vascular surgeon for either arterial or venous insufficiency. In particular, venous insufficiency is an oft underdiagnosed condition. ...Read more

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How can diabetes lead to so many other problems?

How can  diabetes lead to so many other problems?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease that affects many organs as well as the circulatory and nervous systems. As a diabetic, it is important to get your eyes and feet checked at least twice a year. Your heart and kidneys can be affected as well. It is common to get cramps in your legs and feet which is a sign of diminished circulation that leads to poor healing. Numbness and tingling is known as neuropathy. ...Read more

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Im having ED problems and I have diabetes, is that a factor?

Im having ED problems and I have diabetes, is that a factor?

DM/ED/MI: The presence of ED, especially with diabetes, is associated with an increased risk of an MI. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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