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[IP] Hearing and DM

Hi --

Just found this on the NIDDK site and remembered the hearing loss thread.


Focal Neuropathy
(including multiplex neuropathy) 
Occasionally, diabetic neuropathy appears suddenly and affects specific 
nerves, most often in the torso, leg, or head. Focal neuropathy may cause: 

Pain in the front of a thigh 
Severe pain in the lower back or pelvis 
Pain in the chest, stomach, or flank 
Chest or abdominal pain sometimes mistaken for angina, heart attack, or 
Aching behind an eye 
Inability to focus the eye 
Double vision 
Paralysis on one side of the face (Bell's palsy) 
Problems with hearing. 
This kind of neuropathy is unpredictable and occurs most often in older 
people who have mild diabetes. Although focal neuropathy can be painful, it 
tends to improve by itself after a period of weeks or months without causing 
long-term damage.

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