Diabetic Neuropathy - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Complication, Treatment, Prevention

Diabetic Neuropathy - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which doctor should you consult for diabetic neuropathy?

A: You should consult an endocrinologist or a diabetologist, who might refer you to a neurologist if required.


Q: Does everyone who is a diabetic get diabetic neuropathy?

A: No. Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of uncontrolled diabetes (abnormal blood sugar levels) or diabetes that is present for a long duration. However, every diabetic should get himself / herself checked to diagnose the condition early before complications set in.

Q: I am diabetic patient since 20 years. Do I have to worry about diabetic neuropathy?

A: If you do not experience any symptoms like numbness, pricking or tingling sensation and pain in your feet or hands, which are common with diabetic neuropathy, there is nothing to worry. However, you should always get a yearly check up for eyes, nerves and kidneys functioning if you suffer from diabetes.

Q: How can I avoid diabetic neuropathy?

A: Keeping strict control on blood sugar levels, maintaining optimal body weight, limiting alcohol, quitting smoking and regular yearly check up for symptoms of neuropathy helps in avoiding or preventing diabetic neuropathy and its complications.