What is Sensory Diabetic Neuropathy?

  • People with diabetes also have a higher risk of developing heart diseases, stroke and nerve problems.
  • People with diabetes sometimes develop nerve damage as a secondary complication.
  • This is known as diabetic neuropathy.
  • People with diabetes develop nerve problems due to the high blood sugar levels in the body damaging nerves.

Nerve communication in neuropathy is usually disrupted in the following ways:

-By loss of signal
-Transmission of inappropriate signals
-Distortion of signals

  • The sensory nervous system is responsible for a person’s vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, and balance.
  • This happens due to the sensory nerves relaying information from the different sensory organs of the body (nose, eyes, ears, skin, and tongue) to the spinal cord and brain.
  • Sensory nerves are also responsible for the perception of physical pain, whenever any part of the body is hurt or damaged.
  • When a person’s sensory nerves (which are a type of peripheral nerves) are damaged due to diabetes, it is known as sensory diabetic neuropathy.