Thu Aug 14, 2003
By David Douglas
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tight control of blood sugar levels seems to protect the nerves of patients with type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.
Nerve disease, or neuropathy, is common among patients with diabetes. Most often, it leads to sensory problems in the feet or hands. At late stages, it is not uncommon to find patients who are completely unaware when a sharp object touches, or even pierces, the skin.