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How does cranial neuropathy from diabetes affect my body?

Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. Cranial neuropathy, which is a type of diabetic neuropathy, affects the 12 pairs of nerves that are connected with the brain and control sight, eye movement, hearing, and taste. Most often, cranial neuropathy affects the nerves that control the eye muscles. The neuropathy begins with pain on one side of the face near the affected eye. Later, the eye muscle becomes paralyzed. Double vision results. Symptoms of this type of neuropathy usually get better or go away within 2 or 3 months.

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