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Diabetic Neuropathy

Burning, tingling, numbness, pins and needles sensation, weakness and muscle cramping are all common symptoms associated with neuropathy. These symptoms can range in severity from the occasional numbness and tingling sensation, all the way to complete loss of feeling and function of the foot and/or leg.

Complications of peripheral neuropathy can include:

  • Burns and skin trauma. You might not feel temperature changes or pain on parts of your body that are numb.

  • Infection. Your feet and other areas lacking sensation can become injured without your knowing. Check these areas regularly and treat minor injuries before they become infected, especially if you have diabetes mellitus.

  • Falls. Weakness and loss of sensation may be associated with lack of balance and falling.

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