Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Hot and cold

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can also result in exaggerated sensations. Holding a cup of warm coffee may feel painfully hot. It may also hurt when a person with cold hands touches you. And your hands or feet may feel hot or cold for no apparent reason.

When pain affects sleep

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy often worsens at night. You may hurt so much that even a bed sheet feels very heavy and painful. This can make it difficult to fall asleep or sleep through the night.

Take care of yourself

You should be able to manage your condition by working with your healthcare provider and taking the proper medication.

Limit alcohol and avoid tobacco if you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy. These substances may worsen symptoms.

Good nutrition is important, as vitamin deficiencies can exacerbate the condition. Those on metformin should talk to their doctor about a vitamin B-12 supplement.

Unchecked wounds can potentially lead to infections that can sometimes spread to the bones. And infection in the bones can lead to amputation of feet and toes.

Make sure you see your doctor regularly and immediately attend to any sores you notice.

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