Diabetes tends to damage nerves in the feet and legs and, less often, the hands and arms.
Damaged nerves can cause nonpainful symptoms or painful symptoms.
Medications can cure diabetic nerve pain by allowing nerves to be regenerated.
Diabetic nerve pain can affect people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
The cause of diabetic nerve pain is well known.
Having high blood glucose levels over a prolonged time period is likely to be involved in causing diabetic nerve pain.
Diabetic nerve pain is more common in older people.
Diabetic nerve pain is more common in people who have had diabetes for a long time.
Another name for diabetic nerve pain in the hands or feet is diabetic autonomic neuropathy.
Vitamin deficiencies and alcoholism are other causes of nerve pain.