#2 Numbness and tingling
If you have diabetes, you can develop diabetic neuropathy, which is a form of nerve damage. The damaged nerves can result from high blood sugar and this nerve damage most frequently occurs in the legs and feet.
Based on which nerves are affected, the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from numbness to pain in the hands, feet, and legs. Furthermore, problems with the cardiovascular system, blood flow, digestive tract, and urinary tract could develop. Mild symptoms are present in some people. However, for some people, diabetic neuropathy can be particularly painful and incapacitating.
Up to 50% of patients with diabetes may develop diabetic neuropathy, but with constant blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle, you can usually avoid this condition or reduce its progression.