Diabetic Neuropathy (diabetec nerve damage)

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes is an illness that makes your blood sugar too high. If your blood sugar is not controlled, you may have problems with how well your nerves work. High blood sugars can damage the small blood vessels that carry food and oxygen to these nerves. Nerve damage in patients with diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. Your nerves carry information to the brain. This gives your body information about sensation, movement, and your environment. Damage to these nerves can cause problems with your legs, feet, arms, and hands. Your nerves in your hands and feet carry information to the brain about pain and the sense of touch, such as something being too hot or too cold. Specific nerves in the face or eyes may also be affected. There is no cure for this illness. Diabetic neuropathy can be prevented by managing your blood sugar levels. Doctors treat this illness by managing the signs.