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What are the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves in the arms and legs. It usually affects the feet and legs first. You will experience symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling to sharp pains. You may also experience muscle weakness and extreme sensitivity to touch. Many of these symptoms worsen at night. Most people do not feel symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy until it has been present for some time.

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