BEST FOOT FORWARD IN DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
Warmth of a bonfire, freshness of breeze, softness of a cuddly toy — how do we feel all these are sensations? Through the network of nerves that travel throughout the body and convey these feelings to the brain in the form of electrical signals. This relay of information to the brain and back to the sense organs goes on smoothly without a hitch continuously for a lifetime. However, diabetes has the power to collapse this master communication system and blow its circuits out. Prolonged exposure to high glucose levels leads to nerve damage and this is called diabetic neuropathy. It is estimated that about 50 per cent of all diabetic patients develop painful diabetic neuropathy in 25 years.