Should I be tested for diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

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If you have diabetes, you are at risk for developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or damage to your nerves. You may not experience symptoms at first. But if you have tingling, numbness, or pain in your upper or lower limbs, you should be tested for diabetic peripheral neuropathy right away. The sooner you are treated for this condition, the more you will help prevent further nerve damage. If you are at risk for diabetes, talk to your doctor about what you can do to prevent diabetic neuropathies.

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