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From Iowa, USA:

I have type 2 diabetes treated with diet (which I have changed) and exercise only. What can I do about the numbness in my legs?


First, do you know the numbness is from diabetes? There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy and diabetes may not be one of them.

I would suggest it would be beneficial to see your physician or one with expertise in peripheral neuropathy to determine if another cause, other than diabetes, is causing your numbness.


Original posting 12 Sep 2002
Posted to Complications


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