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8 Facts on Diabetic Neuropathy

A Disease of the Nerves

Diabetes can damage your nerves over time, making it harder for the nerves to carry messages between the brain and other parts of the body. This leads to symptoms such as burning and tingling sensations and loss of feeling. The nerve damage is called diabetic neuropathy. However, taking the right steps now can delay the onset of diabetic neuropathy and slow its progression. Here's what you need to know.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  2. Diabetic Neuropathy. American Academy of Family Physicians.
  3. Take Charge of Your Diabetes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  4. Diabetes Getting on Your Nerves? American Diabetes Association.
  5. Neuropathy (Nerve Damage). American Diabetes Association.


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