Peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve damage in the extremities, which leads to reduced transmission of signals across nerves of the region. This lack of inter-nervous communication is known to produce several symptoms particularly pain, loss of sensation, and lowered temperature in feet. While peripheral neuropathy may occur in isolation or from other medical conditions, it has been found to be most common in diabetic individuals. Though the exact linkage between diabetes and nerve damage is unknown, experts maintain that people with diabetes are more likely to suffer from pain and chilliness in their feet.
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