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Diabetes Pain Management

July 19, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

The pain related to diabetes can sometimes take a toll with age. Older or elderly patients with diabetes can feel discomfort and weakness that can affect their quality of life. The pain related to diabetes is primarily caused by nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in three ways. Pains or numbness in the toes, feet, legs, hands and arms is called Peripheral neuropathy. Pains in the thighs, hips and buttocks and legs are called proximal neuropathy. Sudden discomfort, weakness, pain or numbness in a single nerve that affects other nerve branches is called Focal neuropathy which can usually be experienced behind one eye, in the lower back, in the chest, or abdomen.

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Diabetes Weak Legs

September 23, 2012 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

The weakening of legs refers to the decrease in the power and ability of a person to move one’s legs, which can be attributed to the either the declining power of the muscles to contract or the failing of nerves signals from the brain to command the muscle to contract. In which case, any interruption of nerve signals from the brain to the limb results to leg weakness. In the case of diabetic patients, the weakening of the legs is caused by the latter or nerve damage called proximal neuropathy, which poses the risk of disability.

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