If you are a diabetic, you are at a higher risk of developing neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy damages the nerves because of elevated levels of blood glucose. This condition affects as many as 50% of individuals with diabetes.
Common types of diabetic neuropathy include peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, proximal neuropathy, and focal neuropathy. Some possible symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include weakness (especially in your hands), numbness, tingling, bell’s palsy, double vision, stomach pain, loss of muscle tone, extreme pain (common in the hips and thighs), bladder problems, gastroparesis, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, burning sensations, and sensitivity to touch.
You should see a doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above. Additionally, call a doctor for an appointment if you have a sore or cut on your foot that will not heal, have fainted, or are experiencing issues, including burning, tingling, weakness or pain, that affect you daily or cause you to lose sleep. If you are a diabetic, it is important you know the common symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and discuss any symptoms you have experienced with a medical professional.
If you are located in Clemmons, Lewisville, or Winston-Salem, North Carolina and are experiencing possible diabetic neuropathy symptoms, give us a call today at Complete Rehab. Our team works to deliver complete and compassionate rehabilitation to all of our patients, and we happily provide results.