- Sensorimotor neuropathy also known as peripheral neuropathy. This can cause tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in your feet and hands.
- Autonomic neuropathy. This type can lead to: digestive problems such as feeling full, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation; problems with how well your bladder works; problems having sex; dizziness or faintness; loss of the typical warning signs of a heart attack; loss of the warning signs of low blood glucose; increased or decreased sweating; changes in how your eyes react to light and dark
- People with diabetes can also have what is called focal neuropathy. In this kind of nerve damage, a nerve or a group of nerves is affected, causing sudden weakness or pain. It can lead to double vision, a paralysis on one side of the face called Bell's palsy, or pain in the front of the thigh or other parts of the body.
- People with diabetes also are at risk for compressed nerves. Something in the body presses against a nerve preventing it from sending a signal. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of numbness and tingling in the fingers and can lead to muscle pain and weakness as well.
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American Diabetes Association answeredThe types of nerve damage caused by diabetes are: