A nerve disorder caused by diabetes causing numbness or pain in the arms, hands, and feet. This may also result in damage to internal organs. Onset is quick and while no cure is available, research has shown intensive management of diabetes may help prevent most neurological damage.
a noninflammatory disease process associated with diabetes mellitus and characterized by sensory and/or motor disturbances in the peripheral nervous system. Patients commonly experience degeneration of sensory nerves and pathways.
Nerve damage from diabetes.
Diabetes-related nerve damage producing loss of sensation, numbness, tingling, or burning; often occurs in the limbs.
Diabetes caused nerve disease.
A combined type of nerve damage, involving sensory and motor components, typically symmetrical and involving autonomic nerves (serving the blood vessels and internal organs), seen frequently in older diabetic patients.
A complication of diabetes characterized by progressive weakness, numbness or pain in a body region. Caused by inadequate functioning of the nerves. The most common form, peripheral neuropathy, involves damage to small sensory nerves in the lower extremities (usually the feet). Neuropathic pain is a common symptom.
A complication of diabetes that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the nerves of the feet and legs; it sometimes spreads to the nerves of the arms and trunk.
Deterioration of the spinal cord and its nerves due to diabetes.
Damage to the nervous system resulting primarily from poorly controlled diabetes. Three different forms of neuropathy can be distinguished: motor neuropathy, sensory neuropathy, and autonomic neuropathy. Motor neuropathy primarily affects voluntary muscle activity. Sensory neuropathy impairs the nerves that control touch, sight, and pain perception. Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves involved in such involuntary functions as digestion and cardiovascular tone.
Diabetes can damage the nerves of the body, including the peripheral nerves that lead to the lower extremities. This nerve damage, or neuropathy (nu-ROP-a-thee), may cause numbness and lack of feeling in the feet.
nerve damage as a result of diabetes
complication of Diabetes melitus, in which the peripheral nerves are affected. It involves both sensory and motor nerve fibres, but predominantly the former. Diabetic neuropathy is primarily due to metabolic imbalance, and secondarily to nerve compression.
A condition in which portions of the spinal cord and its nerves have degenerated as a result of diabetes.
Diabetic neuropathies are neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus. These conditions are thought to result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (vasa nervorum). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy; mononeuropathy; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful polyneuropathy; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy.