Diabetes can have an effect on many different systems in the body- including the nervous system. A neurologist is part of this diabetes center because people with diabetes are more likely to have impaired cognitive function, have an increased chance of having a stroke, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than people without diabetes. Diabetes can also affect the nerves of the feet leading to painful or bothersome neuropathies. Fortunately, good glucose control can help prevent these complications
Dr. Nirit Lev is a neurologist who sees patient at the center.