How do people develop diabetic neuropathy?

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  1. usmlefacts profile image57
    usmlefactsposted 7 years ago

    How do people develop diabetic neuropathy?

  2. Schatzie Speaks profile image96
    Schatzie Speaksposted 7 years ago

    I am by no means an expert but I can summarize articles I have read on the subject: It is believed that diabetic neuropathy develops due to either the presence of abnormal proteins that damage nerves or to glucose which interferes with nerve signalling or causes a type of damage of its own. These two theories are believed to be linked to periperhal (the most common), focal, and autonomic types of diabetic neuropathy.

  3. SidKemp profile image89
    SidKempposted 7 years ago

    You asked "how" people develop this disorder, and Schatzie gave a good answer as to "why," biochemically, it happens. The how, though, is easier. Once diabetes develops, the irregular levels of blood sugar create many chemical disorders which throw the body off balance. When the body is chronically off-balance, it begins to fall apart. Nerves and nerve sheaths are very sensitive, and tend to go first.

    Fortunately, a healthy diet and holistic regimen can reverse diabetes if it is caught early, and slow its progress a great deal in almost all cases. So a careful and dedicated person who takes responsibility for his or her own health can delay neuropathy by decades. And, with proper care, early neuropathy can be reversed, as well. So the "how" is, people with diabetes must take very good care of themselves throughout the day. And, when we don't, neuropathy and other disorders can develop. The longer they go on, the harder they are to reverse.

  4. BlissfulWriter profile image70
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    High sugar and high carbohydrate diet leads to insulin resistance where sugar can not get from the bloodstream into the cells.  This leaves the blood high in glucose which is damaging to all parts of the body where the blood touches, including the nerves cells.


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