Diabetes & Neuropathy

Diabetes is a disease in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin on its own or doesn’t use the insulin it does make as effectively as it needs to.  This results in sugar building up in the blood, resulting in blood glucose levels which are not healthy. 


Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death, and the risk of death is 50% higher for diabetics than non-diabetics. 


All people with diabetes, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed are at greater risk for developing neuropathy.  In fact, 50% of diabetics will be diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (also called diabetic nerve pain, or diabetic neuropathy).