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Diabetic polyneuropathy (0)

Diabetic neuropathies are neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus. These conditions are thought to result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (vasa nervorum). Polyneuropathy: Is the commonest type of diabetic neuropathy. The feet get involved first. When the neuropathy progresses then symptoms ascend from the toes to foot and gradually further to the knees. Later the hands may get involved. The symptoms of neuropathy are always worse at night. The commonest symptom is numbness.A common feature of Polyneuropathy is coldness of the feet. Burning sensation in the feet.Another symptom is excessive sensitivity of the feet to touch. Patients usually notice this at night when they find that the touch and pressure of the bedclothes on their feet is unpleasant. At times there is discoloration of the feet such that is red or paler than normal.