Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin. When the body is not producing enough insulin, the blood glucose levels will rise. If blood glucose levels are not lowered in time, the high amount of glucose can cause damage to many of the organs in the body. One major complication of diabetes is nerve damage. Nerve damage occurs when there is a high blood glucose level present in the blood for long periods.
When nerve damage occurs, a person may experience abnormal sensations in their appendages. This often feels like there are pins and needles in the arms, hands, legs, and feet. Nerve damage is another common cause of restless leg syndrome. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, and you are experiencing the symptoms of restless leg syndrome, it is important to discuss this with your doctor as you might have developed nerve damage.