Explaining Neuropathy in Diabetics

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Neuropathy in Diabetics
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Operating out of his headquarters in Earth City, Missouri, Robert Rogulic oversees a leadership team that combines over one hundred years of experience in his work as the president and CEO of Tri-National, Inc. Beyond this, Robert Rogulic supports the Kilo Diabetes and Vascular Research Foundation (KILO), which funds research into diabetes and provides useful resources to those with the condition.

According to KILO, approximately 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes will experience neuropathy, which leads to nerve damage that can cause loss of sensation in limbs, erectile dysfunction, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In extreme cases, neuropathy leads to the amputation of the affected limb.

Diabetics may experience several types of neuropathy. The most common, peripheral neuropathy, causes pain and loss of sensation in the fingers, toes, and limbs. Autonomic neuropathy affects the digestive system and impairs the ability to detect low blood sugar levels, while proximal neuropathy causes pain in the buttocks, hips, and thighs, resulting in weakening in the legs.

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