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Diabetic Neuropathy



Related Terms: Diabetes, Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Management, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Uncontrolled Diabetes Treatment, Pregnancy Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

Recently Answered Questions


Why is there diabetic neuropathy in spite of being on insulin?
Query: Hello doctor, Although my mother is on insulin for 7 years, she has diabetic neuropathy and some complications since one week. Also, the doctor tried but the complications are not going.  Read Full »
Dr. Suneetha B S
Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the age of your mother. Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication seen in patients who have long-term or uncontrolled diabetes. It may not be completely reversible. However, talk to your doctor about taking Vitamin B12 supplements and Gaba...  Read Full »
 
Do all the diabetics develop diabetic neuropathy?
Query: Hi doctor, Can you tell me, do all the diabetics develop diabetic neuropathy? My relative is 25 and just got diagnosed with type 2 diabetics. Will she definitely develop neuropathy. Can you also tell me the estimates of the number of diabetics developing it? She is diabetic but is not a BP patient.  Read Full »
Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar
Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Almost all the people having diabetes will sometime during the course of the disease will develop diabetic neuropathy. The reason is damage to microvasculature (small blood vessels supplying the nerves) get affected. Even with fairly well controlled diabetes this doe...  Read Full »
 
From a year, why is my penis not getting hard like before?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male, and I am diabetic. From the last year, my penis when erect is not as hard as it used to be. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. One of the manifestations of diabetic neuropathy is erectile dysfunction. You will need good blood sugar control and try neurotropic drugs. You can also discuss with your endocrinologist or physician who is treating your diabetes regarding pho...  Read Full »
 
I am a diabetic and have severe burning pain in feet. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe and continuous toe burning for the last two years. It spread up to the middle of the feet. After 30 to 45 minutes of walking the burning becomes more intolerable. I wake up in the night due to disturbed sleep. My age is 69 years, and weight is 83 kg. I am diabet...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. It seems that you have been suffering from diabetic neuropathy. However, I would like to exclude vitamin B12 deficiency as well as high uric acid before stating this. So, I would like you to get the following investigations. Serum vitamin B12 ass...  Read Full »
 
My diabetic mother has pain and dryness of feet. What should she do?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom is diabetic for last 11 years. She is on insulin for the last six years. Now, she is not feeling well, as she has a nerve pain in her foot and ankles. The skin of her foot is getting rough from the last year. She is losing her appetite and is very weak. She is currently on Novo...  Read Full »
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query about your mother and saw her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that she has uncontrolled diabetes as well as diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest adding the following to her existing medications: Tablet Vildagliptin...  Read Full »
 
Why is there no weakness or tiredness in a patient with fasting sugar level 297?
Query: Hello doctor, My father's fasting sugar is 297. But my father is feeling better, no weakness, not feeling tired. Why?  Read Full »
Dr. Kuldeep Meena
Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood sugar levels fluctuate in the body every minute. If sugar level continuously remains on a higher level, then it is very dangerous to the body because it can create some serious health issues like diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, ketoacidosis, and com...  Read Full »
 
What can be done for numb and swollen feet and legs?
Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you on behalf of my grandmother who is suffering from a number of issues and advice from her regular doctors is not coming up with a decent solution. I have asked her to write down from her point of view about the problems and here it is. Ailments are diabetic, chronic...  Read Full »
Dr. Koushik Mukherjee
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are stating may be due to peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes or major depression. Also, there may be associated hypothyroidism. Diabetes affects small nerves of the extremities and results in a non-specific sensory complaint like you stated. Did she ...  Read Full »
 
Can diabetes make my hands itchy and numb?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression from past few years. I took various antidepressants. Now I am taking Vilazodone, one tablet in the morning and Lonazep 0.25 mg from last ten days. But I am having breathlessness and palpitations when I do any small physical activity and irrit...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
Geriatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to know that despite the best efforts you are not responding with current antidepressants and there are active symptoms. I suggest the following treatment given a diagnosis of diabetes with depression. Tablet Duloxetine (Duzela M) 30 mg in the morning and 30...  Read Full »
 
Why is my diabetic father feeling fatigue, lost appetite and lost sleep?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is feeling fatigue, lost appetite, and lost sleep. We have visited multiple doctors. Being diabetic, we suspected diabetic neuropathy and visited a neurologist. As part of tests, he has taken X-ray also and identified pleural effusion and referred to a pulmonologist with HRC...  Read Full »
Dr. Chandra Shekhar
Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All are going towards tuberculosis but if you send me the film pictures then I can say anything. I do not believe in report statements. For more information consult a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist  Read Full »
 
Foot Care in Diabetics
Article Overview: Foot, an important part of our body but most neglected, even more in diabetics.  Read Article »
Dr. Divakara P
Diabetologist

The incidence of diabetes is growing day by day. Since past few years, the awareness about diabetes has increased. More and more people are being screened for diabetes and treated as well.  Even among diabetic patients awareness about the course of the disease, its management an ...  Read Article »
 
 
 

 

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