Diabetic Neuropath

Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy are seen in poorly controlled diabetics. It is a slow and steady damage of our microcirculation due to long standing elevated glucose levels. The microcirculation is important for the effective delivery and removal of nutrients and toxins to and from our cells during cell metabolism.

Damage to the blood vessels supplying nerves can cause nerve ending to die and degenerate. This process causes pain which is referred to as diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy can lead to complications such as infection and injury that was not detected by the body due to nerve damage.

Diabetic neuropathy can cause secondary depression. This is due to limitation in the activities, mobility and social interactions. The depression can then lead to loss of sleep and changes in appetite and suicidal ideation and feeling of hopelessness.