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Can diabetic neuropathy give a feeling like you toes arent there?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes it can

Diabetic neuropathy can cause symptoms such as those you described, and also has been associated with symptoms of pain, numbness, burning sensation, and tingling to name a few.
The feeling you describes makes neuropathy dangerous since patients can get sores or wounds and not feel it and then it gets infected. I would also suggest you check with your doctor regarding your circulation.

In brief: Yes it can

Diabetic neuropathy can cause symptoms such as those you described, and also has been associated with symptoms of pain, numbness, burning sensation, and tingling to name a few.
The feeling you describes makes neuropathy dangerous since patients can get sores or wounds and not feel it and then it gets infected. I would also suggest you check with your doctor regarding your circulation.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes

Frequently numbness in the toes is a sign of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

In brief: Yes

Frequently numbness in the toes is a sign of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care

In brief: Yes

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. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key.

In brief: Yes

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. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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