What are the types of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Nov 30, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In the peripheral nerves, diabetes causes peripheral neuropathy. (See Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy and Diabetic Neuropathy.) The 4 types of diabetic neuropathy are as follows:

  • Peripheral distal symmetrical polyneuropathy, predominantly sensory

  • Autonomic neuropathy

  • Proximal painful motor neuropathy

  • Cranial mononeuropathy (ie, cranial nerve III, IV, or VI)


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