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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

October 29th, 2012 | Posted by HeinreichS in Diabetes | Footwear | Health

comfort shoesCaused by diabetes, diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that is most notable for the numbness of feeling and pain in your extremities.  Besides losing any feeling in your limbs, nerve damage caused by diabetes can lead to additional problems with the heart, digestive system, sexual organs, and can cause impotence, dizziness, bladder infections, and indigestion.  Going back to problems with your feet, this is why many people prefer to wear shoes for diabetics.

High blood glucose, a symptom of diabetes, can cause chemical changes in the nervous system.  What this does is decrease the amount of signals sent throughout the body’s nerves.  Another reason neuropathy may occur is because low levels of nitric oxide can constrict the amount of blood being supplied to the nerves, thereby causing nerve damage.

When initially diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy the first symptoms are usually a tingling sensation and numbness.  The strange thing about neuropathy is its ability for a person to feel pain in some instances and feel no pain at all in other times.  For those whose feet suffer from numbness to any pain, it is important for them to wear comfortable shoes in order to take care of their feet.

For a selection of shoes for diabetics, visit Turnpike Comfort Footwear today.

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