Table 1—

Classification of diabetic neuro-pathy

Generalized symmetric polyneuropathies
  • Acute sensory

  • Chronic sensorimotor

  • Autonomic

Focal and multifocal neuropathies
  • Cranial

  • Truncal

  • Focal limb

  • Proximal motor (amyotrophy)

  • Coexisting CIDP

  • Adapted from Thomas (4). Note: Clinicians should be alert for treatable neuropathies (CIDP, monoclonal gammopathy, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc.) occurring in patients with diabetes.