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Does diabetes cause lower back pain and tingling feet?

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In brief: Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes affects the entire body and every system. Tingling feet are a symptom of diabetes affects on the nerves.
This is called neuropathy. Burning, numbness, and itching are also symptoms. Low back problems can lead to pressure on nerves leaving the spine on their way to the feet. The same symptoms can be experienced with or without diabetes. Noninvasive nerve testing can help determine which.

In brief: Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes affects the entire body and every system. Tingling feet are a symptom of diabetes affects on the nerves.
This is called neuropathy. Burning, numbness, and itching are also symptoms. Low back problems can lead to pressure on nerves leaving the spine on their way to the feet. The same symptoms can be experienced with or without diabetes. Noninvasive nerve testing can help determine which.
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
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In brief: Neuropathy

Diabetes is associated with diabetic neuropathy which is degeneration of peripheral sensory nerves.
So it does cause tingling in the feet. As far as back pain, it is most likely due to a different cause.

In brief: Neuropathy

Diabetes is associated with diabetic neuropathy which is degeneration of peripheral sensory nerves.
So it does cause tingling in the feet. As far as back pain, it is most likely due to a different cause.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Possible neuropathy

Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities.
Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling.

In brief: Possible neuropathy

Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities.
Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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