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Damage to the nerves caused by diabetes is an irreversible, excruciating condition but a manageable one in its strictest sense. This condition is medically termed Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, and it is defined as the inflammation and dysfunction of the peripheral nerve cells and fibers. These nerve cells are directly connected to the brain via the spinal cord and they enable sensation on the periphery or the lower extremities of the body. DPN happens because of trauma or blunt force to those areas of the body that has peripheral nerve cells. The damage can generate shooting pains, a burning sensation or…

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Nerves allow the body to feel temperature, texture, pressure, and pain. They facilitate sensation, sight, taste, hearing, and smell. Without proper nerve functioning, you won’t be able to feel the extreme heat of open fire or the stinging pain of a cut. The nerves are essential for the human body’s optimum functioning. But sometimes, there are factors that cause nerve impairment. This is called neuropathy. The condition is defined as a very serious medical complication of another disease or disorder, and it is characterized by nerve impairment. The condition is recognizable because excruciating pain is felt upon application of gentle…

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Abnormally elevated glucose levels in the blood that’s otherwise known as diabetes is a condition that’s endured by so many people from age groups like children, young adults, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly. One of the complications of diabetes is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, otherwise known as DPN. Prolonged excessive glucose in the blood stream can contribute to nerve damage especially on the periphery or lower extremities. There are people who experience inflammation or swelling of the affected nerves, and even the gentlest of pressure can cause the most excruciating pain. Aside from diabetes, neuropathy can also be caused by genetic…

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Since diabetes is characterized by the body’s failure to break down sugar properly, glucose tends to remain in the bloodstream like a nuisance. This follows various symptoms like frequent urination, excessive thirst, hunger, and elevated blood sugar readings. Diabetes is irreversible but the good news is that it is definitely manageable. If you’re new to the condition and you or a loved one suffers from it, then might as well provide yourself or them a good meal plan and a checklist of healthy and bad food choices. Basically, if you have diabetes, you will have to avoid foods that are…

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So you suspect that you have diabetes but you’re still not that worked up and ready to go to the doctor for proper assessment and confirmation. That’s fine, as long as you recognize the symptoms real soon and you don’t get yourself in harm’s way by passing out in public because of low blood sugar. Anyway, diabetes in general is defined as the inability of the body to breakdown and process ingested sugar. What good is sugar if you can’t use it for energy? It is important that the pancreas should be able to produce cells and enzymes to break…

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Diabetes is one of the most common and dreaded metabolic diseases that affect not just obese adults and elderly people. It is often termed as a silent killer because a diabetic individual may not even know that he has metabolic problems until it’s a little too late. Diabetes is the result of abnormal elevated levels of sugar or glucose in the blood because of the inability of the pancreas to break down the sugar. In the modern world, there are three identified most common types of diabetes. There’s type 1 or the insulin-dependent diabetes, type 2 that’s non-insulin dependent, and…

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When it comes to metabolic disorders, one of the most common conditions that affect most people is diabetes. This condition is characterized by abnormally elevated levels of glucose in the blood caused by the inability of the pancreas to break down sugar. The pancreas because of certain factors may not be able to produce enough insulin, so glucose is not metabolized and used by the body immediately. You may know very well that too much of anything is a bad thing. The following article casts light on the different types of diabetes, their causes and predisposing factors, and what age…

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