Diabetic Neuropathy | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy can cause the following symptoms:

  • Numbness (loss of feeling) or painful tingling and burning in parts of the body, especially your fingers, toes, hands or feet
  • Muscle weakness and difficulty walking
  • Cuts, sores or blisters on your feet that don't hurt as much as you would expect, and that also heal very slowly
  • Bladder problems such as urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence (the loss of bladder control)
  • Digestive problems such as bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Erectile dysfunction (in men) and vaginal dryness (in women)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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