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What are diabetic neuropathies?
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Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine
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In brief: Poor nerve function
Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar.
There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autonomic. Peripheral causes loss of feeling in hands/feet, weakness & imbalance. This can lead to wound development & possible amputation. Autonomic leads to heart problems, problems w/ body temp, erectile dysfunction, dry skin, & digestive problems.

In brief: Poor nerve function
Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar.
There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autonomic. Peripheral causes loss of feeling in hands/feet, weakness & imbalance. This can lead to wound development & possible amputation. Autonomic leads to heart problems, problems w/ body temp, erectile dysfunction, dry skin, & digestive problems.
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Nerve damage
Diabetic neuropathy is damage to the sensory nerves usually affecting the foot and ankles.
The most common symptoms are numbness and tingling in the feet. Also, people complain of itching or a sensation of bugs crawling on their feet and legs. The reason why neuropathy happens is usually due to uncontrolled blood sugar levels affecting the functioning of the sensory nerves.

In brief: Nerve damage
Diabetic neuropathy is damage to the sensory nerves usually affecting the foot and ankles.
The most common symptoms are numbness and tingling in the feet. Also, people complain of itching or a sensation of bugs crawling on their feet and legs. The reason why neuropathy happens is usually due to uncontrolled blood sugar levels affecting the functioning of the sensory nerves.
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Daniel Mintz
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
In brief: Special nerve diseas
There are a number of neuropathic syndromes that comprise the "diabetic neuropathies" ; exp mononeuropathy (often craniel nerves invovled at diseae onset) , polyneuropathies ( multiple distal extremity nerves invovled , commonly feet or hands ), or nerves that influence heart rate, breathing pattern, bowel function, bladder and erectile function ) collectively termed automomic neuropathies.

In brief: Special nerve diseas
There are a number of neuropathic syndromes that comprise the "diabetic neuropathies" ; exp mononeuropathy (often craniel nerves invovled at diseae onset) , polyneuropathies ( multiple distal extremity nerves invovled , commonly feet or hands ), or nerves that influence heart rate, breathing pattern, bowel function, bladder and erectile function ) collectively termed automomic neuropathies.
Dr. Daniel Mintz
Dr. Daniel Mintz
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
In brief: Diabetic neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes.
High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet. The common symptoms are numbness or tingling of the extremity.

In brief: Diabetic neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes.
High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet. The common symptoms are numbness or tingling of the extremity.
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine
In brief: Nerve damage
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage due to poorly controlled blood glucose levels.
The damaged nerves can be overactive (leading to pain) or they can be underactive (leading lack of sensation). The most commonly affected nerves are those in the feet. People who have a lack of sensation can develop skin ulcers. So it is extremely important for diabetic patients to check their feet daily.

In brief: Nerve damage
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage due to poorly controlled blood glucose levels.
The damaged nerves can be overactive (leading to pain) or they can be underactive (leading lack of sensation). The most commonly affected nerves are those in the feet. People who have a lack of sensation can develop skin ulcers. So it is extremely important for diabetic patients to check their feet daily.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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