Nerve damage from diabetes - self-careDiabetic neuropathy - self-care
People with diabetes can have nerve problems. This condition is called diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy can happen when you have even mildly high blood sugar levels over a long time. This causes damage to the nerves that go to your:
- Digestive tract
The nerve damage can cause many different problems in your body.
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