What causes diabetic nerve pain?Diabetic nerve pain is commonly caused by poorly controlled blood sugar over a long period of time. Sugar, as we know it today, is difficult for the body to digest. The body treats sugar almost as a foreign object storing it in places reserved for healthy nutrients. As a result, the body’s cells alter their function in order to address this unfamiliar substance, taking them away from their normal tasks. Eventually, the sugars inhibit the body’s ability to correctly executing their purpose and so causes dysfunction. We see this from the pancreas that is unable to produce the proper amount of insulin and the kidneys which are unable to clean the blood.
Symptoms of Diabetic Nerve Pain
- Pins and needles
- Electric shock-like
- Sensitivity to touch
- Symptoms worse at night