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What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many facets

Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation).
Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction.

In brief: Many facets

Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation).
Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No feeling

The nerve damage could cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning.
This is bad particularly in the feet because it can create an unsteady gait, and can fall also the person loses their protective sensorium and can develop sores on the bottom of the feet without knowing it, or step on something and not know cause they don't feel.

In brief: No feeling

The nerve damage could cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning.
This is bad particularly in the feet because it can create an unsteady gait, and can fall also the person loses their protective sensorium and can develop sores on the bottom of the feet without knowing it, or step on something and not know cause they don't feel.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No feeling

The nerve damage could cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning.
This is bad particularly in the feet because it can create an unsteady gait, and can fall also the person loses their protective sensorium and can develop sores on the bottom of the feet without knowing it, or step on something and not know cause they don't feel.

In brief: No feeling

The nerve damage could cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning.
This is bad particularly in the feet because it can create an unsteady gait, and can fall also the person loses their protective sensorium and can develop sores on the bottom of the feet without knowing it, or step on something and not know cause they don't feel.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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