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Types Of Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy can be broken into several types. This is because we have different kinds of nerves in our bodies that serve different functions. Your symptoms and treatments depend on which type of diabetic neuropathy you have. There are four types of diabetic neuropathy: Peripheral diabetic neuropathy goes by various names: peripheral diabetic nerve pain and distal polyneuropathy. In this Patient Guide, we’ll refer to it as peripheral diabetic neuropathy, or simply peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of neuropathy caused by diabetes. It affects nerves leading to your extremities—to your feet, legs, hands, and arms. The nerves going to your feet are the longest in your body: after they branch off the spinal cord in the lumbar region (low back), they have to go all the way down your legs and into the feet—quite a distance. Because the nerves leading to your feet are so long, it’s most often these nerves that are damaged; there’s more of them to be damaged. This nerve damage can lead to the foot problems often associated with diabetes, including foot deformities, infections, ulcers, and amputations. The article on diabetic neuropathy sy Continue reading >>

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  1. edvel54

    How many types of diabetes is there??????????

    I keep seeing diabetes type 1.5 What exactly is it and how does it differ from type 1 or type 2

  2. LRD

    Thanks for asking the question. LRD

  3. Sopies Grandma

    I am type 1.5 LADA …simply put it means …type one produce no insulin…type 2 produce little insulin…type 1.5 produces insulin but the body also produces antibodies that attack the insulin as intruder and it kills them. also type 1 comes on fast but type1.5 comes on slow. hope that helps

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