Types of diabetic neuropathy

Types of diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathies are classified as

  1. generalized and
  2. multifocal neuropathies.

Generalized neuropathies are further classified as:

  • Distal symmetric polyneuropathy
    • Large fiber sensory
    • Small fiber painful sensory
    • Subclinical neuropathy
  • Acute painful diabetic neuropathy
  • Autonomic neuropathy


Multifocal neuropathies are also further classified as:

  • Compressive focal neuropathies

Carpal tunnel syndrome,

Ulnar neuropathy

Peroneal neuropathy

  • Noncompressive focal and multifocal neuropathies
    • Diabetic amyotrophy
    • Mononeuritis multiplex
    • Cranial neuropathies
    • oral, sciatic, ulnar, peroneal neuropathies
    • Truncal neuropathies

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