Neuropathy due to diabetes is a type of nerve damage that occurs in people with diabetes. It is a common complication and can affect various parts of the body, including the legs, feet, arms, and hands. High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves that send signals from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body. Over time, this damage can lead to symptoms such as tingling, numbness, burning, or shooting pain in the affected areas. Some people with diabetic neuropathy may also experience muscle weakness, difficulty walking, or problems with coordination.