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Diabetic neuropathy is a peripheral nerve disorder caused by diabetes or poor blood sugar control. The most common types of diabetic neuropathy result in problems with sensation in the feet. It can develop slowly after many years of diabetes or may occur early in the disease. The symptoms are numbness, pain, or tingling in the feet or lower legs. The pain can be intense and require treatment to relieve the discomfort. The loss of sensation in the feet may also increase the possibility that foot injuries will go unnoticed and develop into ulcers or lesions that become infected. In some cases, diabetic neuropathy can be associated with difficulty walking and some weakness in the foot muscles. There are other types of diabetic-related neuropathies that affect specific parts of the body. For example, diabetic amyotrophy causes pain, weakness and wasting of the thigh muscles, or cranial nerve infarcts that may result in double vision, a drooping eyelid, or dizziness. Diabetes can also affect the autonomic nerves that control blood pressure, the digestive tract, bladder function, and sexual organs. Problems with the autonomic nerves may cause lightheadedness, indigestion, diarrhea or constipation, difficulty with bladder control, and impotence.
T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects

Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects

Modified skin biopsy could provide faster and better diagnosis of inherited, fatal nerve disease

Modified skin biopsy could provide faster and better diagnosis of inherited, fatal nerve disease

Study: Seal oil holds potential to help promote nerve regeneration in patients with Type 1 diabetes

Study: Seal oil holds potential to help promote nerve regeneration in patients with Type 1 diabetes

Study describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIs

Study describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIs

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

New position statement offers recommendations for physicians on prevention of diabetic neuropathy

New position statement offers recommendations for physicians on prevention of diabetic neuropathy

Person's ‘brain speed’ may matter more than other risk factors for geriatric falls

Person's ‘brain speed’ may matter more than other risk factors for geriatric falls

New dermatological treatment could potentially help prevent or reverse diabetic neuropathy

New dermatological treatment could potentially help prevent or reverse diabetic neuropathy

Alnylam reports new results from investigational RNAi therapeutic programs

Alnylam reports new results from investigational RNAi therapeutic programs

Photodynamic therapy effective in treating porphyrias but can be severely painful, cause inflammation

Photodynamic therapy effective in treating porphyrias but can be severely painful, cause inflammation

Taking pregabalin drug during pregnancy could lead to major birth defects

Taking pregabalin drug during pregnancy could lead to major birth defects

Gene therapy could be potential treatment for neuropathic pain in cancer patients

Gene therapy could be potential treatment for neuropathic pain in cancer patients

Diabetic patients at risk for developing retinal diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic patients at risk for developing retinal diabetic neuropathy

Common genetic defect in beta cells may underlie both known forms of diabetes

Common genetic defect in beta cells may underlie both known forms of diabetes

Promising therapeutic strategy for relieving neuropathic pain

Promising therapeutic strategy for relieving neuropathic pain

Opioid medication does not improve physical function in patients with neuropathic pain

Opioid medication does not improve physical function in patients with neuropathic pain

BDSI announces FDA approval of BUNAVAIL sNDA for manufacturing specification change

BDSI announces FDA approval of BUNAVAIL sNDA for manufacturing specification change

Study shows reduced heart rate variability may be contributing risk factor for PTSD

Study shows reduced heart rate variability may be contributing risk factor for PTSD