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Why might people with diabetes feel less physical pain?

Human bodies must continuously keep the amount of sugar in their blood even. People with diabetes are unable to do this, and they often have more sugar in their blood than normal. These large amounts of sugar damage the nerves that sense pain. This causes the hands and feet of some people with diabetes to feel numb, tingly, or to lose all feeling.

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