People with diabetes can over time develop nerve damage through out the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms as pain, tingling or numbness in hands,arms,feet and legs. Nerve problem can occur in every organ system including digestive tract,heart and sex organs.
About 60-70% of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. The risk rises with age and longer duration of diabetes. Neuropathy is more common in people who have uncontrolled diabetes,high level of blood fat and high blood pressure and who are overweight,smoke or take alcohol.