Diabetic Neuropathy | Overview

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What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes. This damage makes it hard for their nerves to carry messages to the brain and other parts of the body.

 

Portions of this article were developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians in cooperation with the American Diabetes Association.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 03/99

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