Today will be discussing the topic of diabetic neuropathy or diabetic nerve disease
As the incidence of diabetes and prediabetes is increasing diabetic neuropathy is becoming an increasing problem.
The main issue with diabetic neuropathy is a loss of sensory function, so patients have limited ability to perceive certain sensations such as temperature, vibration and pressure. Patients may also notice unsteadiness especially with eyes closed
Diabetic neuropathy is a chronic debilitating disease that causes symptoms such as numbness and weakness from damage to nerve fibers. Over time patients may also experience symptoms of symptoms of pain from abnormal and damaged nerve fibers. Symptoms tend to be common in the toes and feet and often get worse at night