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  • Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy.
  • Half of all people with diabetes will develop neuropathy.
  • The nerves of the feet are most commonly affected by diabetic neuropathy.
  • The feet are usually numb, although many people also experience significant discomfort and pain.
  • Most people with diabetic neuropathy are unaware that they have nerve damage, until it is picked up on routine screening by their doctor or when they develop complications.
  • Although there is no cure, early diagnosis and treatment can improve quality of life and reduce the risk of further complications.

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Reviewed on: 31-07-2013