Painful diabetic neuropathy or PDPN, is nerve damage caused by diabetes. The type of neuropathy occurring in the arms, hands, legs and feet is known as PDPN. About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.
The primary symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are tingling, numbness and/or pain in the affected area. Severe forms of diabetic nerve disease are a major contributing cause of lower-extremity amputations. So far, no prescription treatment is available to slow the progression of PDPN. But research is underway.