How is diabetic neuropathy staged?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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A common staging scale of diabetic polyneuropathy is as follows [59] :

  • NO - No neuropathy

  • N1a - Signs but no symptoms of neuropathy

  • N2a - Symptomatic mild diabetic polyneuropathy; sensory, motor, or autonomic symptoms; patient able to heel walk

  • N2b - Severe symptomatic diabetic polyneuropathy (as in N2a, but patient unable to heel walk)

  • N3 - Disabling diabetic polyneuropathy


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