Diabetes advocacy groups are praising the efforts of Congress following their renewal of funding for several diabetes initiatives. Earlier this week, lawmakers in Washington reauthorized the Special Diabetes Program.
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander. Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies.
High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet. For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling and even fatal.