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Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetes You Should Get Familiar With

According to "Clevelandclinic", The term "diabetes mellitus" describes a collection of illnesses that impact how the body utilizes blood sugar (glucose). The cells that comprise the muscles and tissues depend on glucose as a major source of energy. The brain uses it as its primary fuel source.

Between 60 and 70 percent of diabetics suffer from neuropathy, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Peripheral neuropathy is by far the most common type of diabetic neuropathy among the several types.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a consequence of persistently increased blood sugar levels. Some individuals display no symptoms. Yet, some people may experience symptoms that make them unable to function.

1. A numb sensation.

Numbness is a common sign of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, according to Healthline. Walking might sometimes leave you feeling numb.

Occasionally, your hands or feet may experience tingling or burning. In other cases, you can mistakenly believe that you are donning a glove or sock.

2. Shooting discomfort.

Your body may occasionally feel charged with electricity. You might get cramping while holding something, such as a piece of cutlery.

You may lose something you are hanging onto if you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

3. A decline in balance.

You could stumble while walking or perhaps trip over due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Using shoes with orthotics can help with this.

Having trouble coordinating your movements is a common sign of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The way you walk may be affected by the regular occurrence of muscle weakness in the ankle. Numbness in the feet might make losing balance more difficult.

4. A foot problem.

Injuries to your foot may begin to manifest. Muscle weakness brought on by this illness may be the result of abnormal weight changes along with nerve function loss.

The most typical foot ailments include hammertoes. Toe malformations are abnormalities that affect one of the three toe joints between the big toe and the small toe.

5. Hands and feet that are hot or cold.

Moreover, diabetic peripheral neuropathy might result in exaggerated sensations. It may be uncomfortable to hold a hot cup of coffee in your hand. A person's hands may hurt when they touch you if they have a cold temperature. Moreover, you can experience an atypical increase in the temperature of your hands or feet.

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Healthline National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive


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