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What causes diabetic neuropathy?

Does Diabetic Neuropathy come on suddenly? My husband is diabetic and has been for over 25 years with type 2. Back in the first part of August he started experiencing weakness in his legs and arms, tingling and numbness in his hands and feet. He has been diagnosed with Diabetic Neuropathy but it sure came on quickly.
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
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Hi thank you foe querry,
Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), affecting as many as 50% of patients with type 1 and type 2 DM. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy involves the presence of symptoms or signs of peripheral nerve dysfunction in people with diabetes.
If this develop alot of care is required to prevent the foot from amputation.
Diabetic patients who develop diabetic neuropthy should care their feet more than their face.
Tight glycemic control,diabetic neuropthy pain mangement,dietry and vitamins supplements.
Patients with untreated or inadequately treated diabetes have higher morbidity and complication rates related to neuropathy than patients with tightly controlled diabetes. Repetitive trauma to affected areas may cause skin breakdown, progressive ulceration, and infection. Amputations and death may result.
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wish him a goodd health.
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What causes diabetic neuropathy?

Hi thank you foe querry, Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), affecting as many as 50% of patients with type 1 and type 2 DM. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy involves the presence of symptoms or signs of peripheral nerve dysfunction in people with diabetes. If this develop alot of care is required to prevent the foot from amputation. Diabetic patients who develop diabetic neuropthy should care their feet more than their face. Tight glycemic control,diabetic neuropthy pain mangement,dietry and vitamins supplements. Patients with untreated or inadequately treated diabetes have higher morbidity and complication rates related to neuropathy than patients with tightly controlled diabetes. Repetitive trauma to affected areas may cause skin breakdown, progressive ulceration, and infection. Amputations and death may result. Hope the answer will help you. wish him a goodd health.