Basic Summary for Diabetic neuropathy


Main name of condition: Diabetic neuropathy

What is Diabetic neuropathy?
  Brief description of Diabetic neuropathy: Nerve damage from diabetes affecting any body part; most commonly feet.
  Parent types of Diabetic neuropathy: Neuropathy, Foot conditions
  Organs Affected by Diabetic neuropathy: nerves, foot
  Types of Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Diarrhea, Diabetic Gastroparesis
How serious is Diabetic neuropathy?
  Prognosis of Diabetic neuropathy: Prognosis for diabetic neuropathy depends largely on management of diabetes, the underlying condition. Treating the diabetes may halt progression and improve symptoms of the neuropathy, but recovery is slow. The painful sensations of diabetic neuropathy may become severe enough to cause depression in some patients. 1
  Complications of Diabetic neuropathy: see complications of Diabetic neuropathy
What causes Diabetic neuropathy?
  Cause of Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic sugar levels damage the nerves.
  Causes of Diabetic neuropathy: see causes of Diabetic neuropathy
What are the symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy?
  Symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy: see symptoms of Diabetic neuropathy
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Diabetic neuropathy: see treatments for Diabetic neuropathy
  Prevention of Diabetic neuropathy: see prevention of Diabetic neuropathy
  Research for Diabetic neuropathy: see research for Diabetic neuropathy

1. excerpt from NINDS Diabetic Neuropathy Information Page: NINDS

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