Friday, 28 July 2017

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a disorder of the nervous system where, the nerve fibers of the entire body can get seriously impacted. As suggested by the name, high diabetes increases a person’s vulnerability to the condition.

Diabetic Neuropathy- Types
  • Diabetic neuropathy is classed into 4 different types based on the exact nerves that got injured, due to diabetes. Have a brief look at these 4 categories.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: This is the type of diabetic neuropathy that is most frequently seen, attacking the nerves of legs, feet, arms and hands. 
  • Proximal neuropathy: When the bodily condition in question affects the muscles related to buttocks, hips and the topmost region of legs, it is proximal neuropathy. 
  • Autonomic neuropathy: Autonomic neuropathy can potentially be the most dangerous of all the 4 varieties because it directly damages the autonomic nervous system. And, it is a well-known fact that, proper functioning of this system is imperative to safeguard the normal state of body. This normal condition of the body is medically called as homeostasis.    
  • Focal neuropathy: All the above 3 classes of neuropathy impact several nerves. But this condition, focal neuropathy, is the one that harms only a particular nerve and it can manifest all of a sudden with no preceding symptoms.

Primary Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

Obviously, the symptoms are reliant on the exact type of neuropathy that the diabetic has developed. Thus, it is essential that we segregate the symptoms accordingly. These are some of the primary symptoms of peripheral neuropathy:

  • Tingling sensation/numbness at legs and feet
  • Burning sensation/pain
  • Absence of sensation at legs and feet

Likewise, the following are the signs commonly seen in cases of proximal neuropathy:
  • Pain at buttocks, hips and thighs
  • The legs becoming very weak

 Similarly, you can notice these symptoms when the specific issue is diabetic autonomic neuropathy:
  • Vomiting/nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Urine incontinence
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Severe sweating
  • Loss of appetite

As mentioned earlier, the focal neuropathy symptoms appear very suddenly. Just take a glance at few of those major ones.
  • Eye pain
  • Chest pain
  • Partial paralysis of facial region
  • Disturbances in vision
Artificial Pancreas Treatment (APT) - The Only Way to Combat Diabetic Neuropathy

At this juncture, it needs to be understood that, the artificial pancreas treatment (APT) is the only way to successfully beat diabetic neuropathy. Let us now focus on having a basic understanding of APT.
The nerve cells rely heavily on metabolism of glucose. And, when this key mechanism (glucose metabolism) is lacking, the nerve cells are subjected to starvation leading to their death. It is here that APT can make a very crucial difference! APT immediately starts to provide the much-needed nourishment to the nerves and therefore gradually reverses the neuropathy.
APT enhances the blood circulation and this in turn brings back the sensations at feet, legs, etc, not to mention the treatment’s role in making the tissues healthier. With so many positives, it won’t be too long before neuropathy becomes just a thing of the past.

The Hyderabad-based Koya Diabetes care is the only medical facility in India, offering the vital Artificial Pancreas Treatment.


  1. Nice Post. Thanks for sharing such a great blog. The Diabetic is a chronic disease and it is curable by consuming medicines with diabetic food and proper physical exercise. One of the worst conditions with diabetic people is nerve damage. This may occur to few, who are with living with pro-longed high blood glucose level. The diabetic neuropathy treatment is the only solution to keep away from further nerve damages.


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