Are Leg Cramps Common In Type 2 Diabetics?


Asked by maay

Are Leg Cramps Common In Type 2 Diabetics?

Can you tell me if leg cramps are common in people with diabetes?


Diabetes doesn't cause leg pains or cramps. Diabetes does cause ANY complications. Only UNCONTROLLED diabetes cause leg pain and cramps. They are a result of diabetic peripheral neuropathy where years of high blood sugar damage the nerves of our legs. We have a choice of several drugs that can mask the pain but no drug can reverse the neuropathy. Only bringing your blood sugar down to a normal level and keeping it there can do that. I have written about this at Reversing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy.

Answered by David Mendosa