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Signs of Diabetic neuropathy

Symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Diabetic neuropathy may include:

Note that Diabetic neuropathy symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Diabetic neuropathy signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy:

Diabetic Neuropathy The Nerve Damage of Diabetes: NIDDK (Excerpt)

The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy vary. Numbness and tingling in feet are often the first sign. Some people notice no symptoms, while others are severely disabled. Neuropathy may cause both pain and insensitivity to pain in the same person. Often, symptoms are slight at first, and since most nerve damage occurs over a period of years, mild cases may go unnoticed for a long time. In some people, mainly those afflicted by focal neuropathy, the onset of pain may be sudden and severe. (Source: excerpt from Diabetic Neuropathy The Nerve Damage of Diabetes: NIDDK)

NINDS Diabetic Neuropathy Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder caused by diabetes, is characterized by a loss or reduction of sensation in the feet, and in some cases the hands, and pain and weakness in the feet. The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, which vary among patients, are often slight at first. In fact, some mild cases may go unnoticed for a long time. The first sign of the disease is usually numbness, pain, or tingling in the hands, feet, or legs. After several years this may lead to weakness in the muscles of the feet. Occasionally, diabetic neuropathy can flare up suddenly and affect a specific nerve that may result in double vision or drooping of the eyelid, or weakness and atrophy of the thigh muscles. Nerve damage caused by diabetes generally occurs over a period of years and may lead to problems with internal organs including the digestive tract and sexual organs. These problems can then tend to cause indigestion, diarrhea or constipation, dizziness, bladder infections, and impotence. The loss of sensation in the feet is important as it may increase the possibility of injuries of which the patient is not aware. These foot injuries can develop into ulcers or lesions that can become infected. In some cases, ulcers may not heal and amputation may be required. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Diabetic Neuropathy Information Page: NINDS)

More Symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Diabetic neuropathy?

The phrase "signs of Diabetic neuropathy" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Diabetic neuropathy has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Diabetic neuropathy signs or Diabetic neuropathy symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Diabetic neuropathy symptoms.


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