The Facts on Diabetic Neuropathy


Diabetes is a main cause of neuropathy in the feet and legs

Not all neuropathy is painful

Medications can't "cure" nerve damage

Diabetic nerve pain isn't caused by one type of diabetes

The cause of diabetic nerve pain isn't well known

Diabetic neuropathy affects older people

Diabetes isn't always the cause of nerve pain

William Quick, M.D.

William Quick, M.D.

Bill Quick, M.D., is a physician who lives with diabetes. He is the editor of and a past president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Dr. Quick wrote about diabetes for HealthCentral.