Diabetic neuropathy is an injury to the nervous system caused by
underlying diabetes mellitus.
What is going on in the body?
Diabetes mellitus, often
called diabetes, is a condition that affects the body's ability to regulate the
level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main form of sugar in the body.
It is suspected that high blood glucose levels are neurotoxic. This is another way of saying that they have a
poisonous effect on the nerves. If blood glucose levels are elevated
significantly for a period of time, the nerves can be permanently
What are the causes and risks of the disease?
Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of high blood glucose in people who have