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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Overview)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in decreased or abnormal sensation.


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What kind of condition is diabetic nerve problems (neuropathy)?

What kind of condition is diabetic nerve problems (neuropathy)?

Foot ulcers etc.: Diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease), and may eventually lead to foot ulcers and amputation of lower limbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Overview)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in decreased or abnormal sensation.


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What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

Sensory, motor, Auto: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Living with Neuropathy (Tip)

Living with Neuropathy

If diabetic with neuropathy, make sure to check your skin that there's no open cuts. ...See more

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63 yr old male. Just diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Can this lead to circulation problems. A1c is 7. Blood sugar levels are in range.

63 yr old male. Just diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.  Can this lead to circulation problems. A1c is 7. Blood sugar levels are in range.

Can lead to PROBLEMS: I am unclear on what you mean with the term "circulation problems." are you referring to blockage of the cirulation by blood clots, atherosclerosis? Diabetes is often said to be a "small vessel type of disease process." meaning that infarcts and strokes occur in limited parts of the brain or heart. Truth though is diabetes affects large vessel as well...Meaning that clots can form and travel. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetic neuropathy?

Nerve Biopsy: There are new test that help diagnosis the degree and severity of diabetic neuropathy. Epidermal nerve fiber testing is a new way to test for neuropathy. Also having a emg/ncv (nerve flow test) perfomred will also assist in diagnosing neuropathy. A thorough clinical exam by your docotor will also help in diagnosisng your problem with tunning forks, and monofilament testing. ...Read more

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Living with Neuropathy (Tip)

Living with Neuropathy

What do I do when i feel pins and needles sensation all the time? ...See more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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What to do if i'm suffering from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Does anyone out there know if there is a cure.?

What to do if i'm suffering from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Does anyone out there know if there is a cure.?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. Fortunately, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatment mainly focuses on slowing progression of the disease, relieving pain, and restoring function. ...Read more

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How to treat diabetic neuropathy causing anorgasm in men?

How to treat diabetic neuropathy causing anorgasm in men?

Sexual function: The first step is to see a urologist to determine if there is an organic cause for the inability to have an orgasm. Testosterone and PSA levels are often checked too. If there is no organic cause then psychological causes (e.g. marriage, divorce, sexual orientation) should be explored. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

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 ...Read more