Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you legs are numb?

Yes. Neuropathy is suggested by the numbness. An evaluation will clarify whether it is due to diabetes of other causes. We can also see paresthesias which are skin sensations but not due to neuropathy. If you have diabetes one would be concerned this is diabetic neuropathy but not all neuropathies in people with diabetes is due to diabetes. You need an appropriate evaluation to clarify this.
Yes. Diabetic sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patients state it starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it's way up the legs.
Yes. Yes, your legs can feel numb due to diabetic neuropathy. In diabetic neuropathy, high sugars affect the nerves and cause abnormal sensations-like numbness. The first step is keeping your sugar under control. If this doesn't help, there are medicines that can help.

Related Questions

What's the best medicine for legs and feet burning for diabetic neuropathy?

There are. Many. Mentanx is a safe medication.I suggest you see a podiatrist. Read more...
There are many. If the complaint is limited to burning sometimes i like to use alpha-lipoic acid in high concentrations. So you would want to use 900-1800mg in divided doses. Look for brands that have 600-900mg so you only have to take 2-3 pills a day. This is over the counter and is very popular in europe. Read more...
Many options. If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Consult with your physician for an appropriate plan of care. Read more...
See AAN Guidelines. Pregabalin (lyrica) seems to be the best option for most folks, but other medications may be used, based on the individual needs e.g.: if Pregabalin is not tolerated, or another medication is preferred like an antidepressant to treat depression as well, or a topical such capsaicin to avoid drug interactions, etc.. See: www.Aan.Com/practice/guideline/uploads/480.Pdf for a summary. Read more...
The best . Is the one that works for you. Everybody is different so some meds work well for others and some may work well for you. I like to prescribe medical food or vitamins. So, i like metanx and Alpha lipoic acid. Read more...
Another approach. Certainly pts do well symptomatically on lyrica, gabapentin, cymbalta, or even savella, (milnacipran) but a medical food, metanx has definite research evidence of restoration of small fibres in diabetes, which is the source of the burning (takes 6-12 months to help). Also, there might be superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome, which may be fully reversible. Read more...
I like medical . Food as they typically have less side effects. So, metanx, and or Alpha lipoic acid are my favorites. Read more...

Hi.. My mom is 59 years old and is suffering from diabetic neuropathy primarily affecting her legs. Is there any highly recommended OTC medication?

Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is too important a problem to just try some OTC things! Work with your doctor and take on some dramatic lifestyle changes if necessary. Big problems deserve big actions. Best of luck to you. . Read more...
Not Really. The problem with OTC meds is that they typically don't undergo rigorous trials as prescription drugs do therefore, solid evidence for their efficacy is often lacking UNLESS the medication ONCE existed as a prescription drug such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra, etc. The one OTC I've recommended in my neuropathy patients has been Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). Mixed reviews. Some love it. Some said NAY. Read more...
Not. quite but use of analgesics may help alleviate, but treatment of diabetic neuropathy may require specific medications like neurotin,Lyrica (pregabalin) or tricyclic antidepressant. Read more...
Recommendations. Forget OTC, as it will not work. Drugs such as gabapentin, Lyrica, (pregabalin) Gralise, Cymbalta may help pain and pins and needles tingling, BUT a medical food called MetanX may work well to stabilize over several months. A neurologist should be able to establish a successful treatment regimen, but remember, the diabetes needs strict control. Read more...

If I have peripheral diabetic neuropathy treatment, what is best multivitamin supplement for burning sensation in legs?

Benfotiamine and. Alpha-lipoic acid based on brownlee's theory of complications and some medical journal data we use 600 mg of each , daily for patients in my practice. Read more...
Medical food. A prescription item, metanx, containing biologically active folate, b-12, and b-6 is indicated as an fda approved treatment for diabetic small fibre neuropathy, and it not only allows regrowth of nerve fibres but also can alleviate the burning. But, takes many months, perhaps up to 9-10. In meantime, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta may help. There is no evidence that otc preps have any benefit. Read more...
Vitamin B levels. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Have it evaluated. Read more...

I am having diabetic neuropathy. It is very painful. My doctor wants to try neurontin (gabapentin). It may also help with my restless legs syndrome. Any ideas?

Good idea. Gabapentinoids have been widely used for diabetic neuropathy. Because the gabapentinoids are not metabolized in the liver and are excreted through the kidney essentially unchanged, they have no significant drug interactions. Read more...
PN & RLS Rx. Neurontin (gabapentin) is used to treat both those conditions. It is possible that you have both, but be careful. The symptoms overlap. There are special symptoms for RLS that PN does not have- such as it improves with walking. People with RLS often have a low ferritin level, and such cases improve with iron therapy. Read more...

I went to see my dr my middle finger it feels numbness and pain dr said is diabetic neuropathy is this curable any physical that you recommend me?

Diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is not curable but there are medications that can control the discomfort. However, it would be very unusual to have diabetic neuropathy affecting only your middle finger. Are your symptoms in both middle fingers or just one? Perhaps a second opinion is needed especially if only one middle finger is affected since a nerve injury may be more likely. Read more...
Many options. Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Read more...

Feet and hand numbness. Diabetic. Neuropathy?

Possibly. Conditions involving back, b-12 deficiency anemia, excessive alcohol use as well as other conditions can also be responsible for these symptoms. See your physician for evaluation. Read more...
Could be. Neuropathy is a common problem in diabetes. Your dr. Can treat this before it progresses. Read more...
Perhaps. 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. When it gets to the level of the knee you start to get the loss of sensation in the tips of the finger ANS then the hand, . Read more...
Could be... Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the neuropathy in order to obtain the best possible treatment. Read more...
Pain, numbness. . When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time. It's unfortunately very common to have tingling, burning, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. Read more...

I have hypoglycemia due to HKPP is it possible to get diabetic neuropathy? Feet are always cold, purple tint, hands got numb, sometimes no symp in 50s

Hypoglycemia. If you have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia the cause must be found and management started. If that is not happening see another doctor. The smartest thing would be to see an Endocrinologist. Read more...