What is the most common type of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Of these 4 types, distal symmetric sensorimotor polyneuropathy (in a glove-and-stocking distribution) is the most common. [80] Besides causing pain in its early stages, this type of neuropathy eventually results in the loss of peripheral sensation. The combination of decreased sensation and peripheral arterial insufficiency often leads to foot ulceration and eventual amputation.


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