Although diabetes is a common serious disease, there are many aspects that are misunderstood or ignored. High levels of sugar in the blood can affect nerve endings resulting in widespread nerve damage. An estimated 60% of all diabetics have some sort of neuropathy and many experience pain, discomfort, numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in their feet or legs.
Diabetes is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. However, even though it is one of the most common serious diseases, there are aspects of diabetes that are widely misunderstood and/or even ignored. One of these is diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes has systemic effects, as blood supplies every part of our body with nutrients and oxygen.