Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

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Several types of neuropathy (nerve damage) are caused by diabetes. Learn about these diabetic neuropathies: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal neuropathies. Explains what nerves are affected in each type of diabetic neuropathy.

Diabetic neuropathy can be narrowed down into various types. The different types of neuropathies are broken down according to the different kinds of nerves affected which each serve different functions. An individual’s symptoms and treatments will vary depending on the type of diabetic neuropathy.

There are four types of diabetic neuropathy: peripheral neuropathy, proximal neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, and focal neuropathy. Understanding and learning about the different types of neuropathy and their symptoms is important in order to determine the most appropriate option for treatment.

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Diabetic neuropathy, also known as diabetic nerve pain, is nerve damage caused by diabetes. There are four types of diabetic neuropathies: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal neuropathy, each with its own set of symptoms. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.

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