More than 50% of people with diabetes have neuropathy which cause different problems such as abnormal sensations, foot deformities, gastroparesis, urine retention and more. Numbness and pain are common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. The pain can be described in many ways including as a burning, sharp or tearing pain. Some pains are allodynia, triggering pain when clothes touch the body.
Peripheral neuropathy can desensitize someone to temperature sensations, easily causing burns. It sometimes causes muscle weakness and even atrophy.
The ADA recommends people with diabetes to have annual neuropathy examinations. Early detection, early treatment, and ideal blood sugar control can help to postpone or prevent neuropathy.
Source | American Diabetes Association