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Can diabetes cause stinging and burning feeling in feet?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Can diabetes cause feet to be stinging or burning?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

diabetes itself won't cause anything like that but diabetes complications (diabetic neuropathy in particular) will. Diabetic neuropathy may occur at least 5 years (usually more) after diabetes initiation.

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Contact me again, if you'd like more information.

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Brief Answer: yes Detailed Answer: Hello, diabetes itself won't cause anything like that but diabetes complications (diabetic neuropathy in particular) will. Diabetic neuropathy may occur at least 5 years (usually more) after diabetes initiation. I hope I've helped! Contact me again, if you'd like more information. Kind Regards!