Condition: Diabetic neuropathy



DESCRIPTION: Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness-loss of feeling-in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Nerve problems can occur in every organ system, including the digestive tract, heart, and sex organs. About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. People with diabetes can develop nerve problems at any time, but risk rises with age and longer duration of diabetes. The highest rates of neuropathy are among people who have had diabetes for at least 25 years. Diabetic neuropathies also appear to be more common in people who have problems controlling their blood glucose, also called blood sugar, as well as those with high levels of blood fat and blood pressure and those who are overweight.

Diseases Diabetic neuropathy is associated with:

Diabetes |

Symptoms associated with Diabetic neuropathy:

High blood sugar | Hypoglycemia | Impaired glucose tolerance | Insulin sensitivity | Leg pain | Nerve pain | Numb feet | Numbness | Painful feet | Pins and needles | Tingling |

List of EAP product(s) which may assist with Diabetic neuropathy :

ThioGel | ThioGel - L |




List of other EAP products:

OmniFlex | ThioGel | ThioGel - L |

 

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