Diabetic patients often develop Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, a condition is due to nerve damage in the hands, arms, legs, and feet. Approximately half of all diabetic patients develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This complication can be distinguished from peripheral arterial disease, which is due to poor circulation, because the nerves are affected rather than the blood vessels.
Chronically high blood sugar levels leads to nerve damage. There are four types of diabetic neuropathy: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal.
Damage caused to nerves can result in decreased sensation, making it more difficult to walk, thus putting patients at risk of foot injuries. Patients with diabetes who develop ulcers or infections need to be followed closely. Our providers can develop treatments to relieve Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.