Diabetic Nerve Pain: Are You at Risk?

Bill Quick, M.D. | Jul 31st 2009 Oct 10th 2017

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Diabetes tends to damage nerves in the feet and legs and, less often, the hands and arms.
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  1. Diabetes tends to damage nerves in the feet and legs and, less often, the hands and arms.

    Correct Answer: True

  2. Damaged nerves can cause nonpainful symptoms or painful symptoms.

    Correct Answer: True

  3. Medications can cure diabetic nerve pain by allowing nerves to be regenerated.

    Correct Answer: False

  4. Diabetic nerve pain can affect people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

    Correct Answer: True

  5. The cause of diabetic nerve pain is well known.

    Correct Answer: False

  6. Having high blood glucose levels over a prolonged time period is likely to be involved in causing diabetic nerve pain.

    Correct Answer: True

  7. Diabetic nerve pain is more common in older people.

    Correct Answer: True

  8. Diabetic nerve pain is more common in people who have had diabetes for a long time.

    Correct Answer: True

  9. Another name for diabetic nerve pain in the hands or feet is diabetic autonomic neuropathy.

    Correct Answer: False

  10. Vitamin deficiencies and alcoholism are other causes of nerve pain.

    Correct Answer: True