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Things to Know About Diabetic Neuropathy


2. Symptoms

The signs and symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy are largely dependent on which type of the disorder a person has. With peripheral neuropathy, they may experience numbness or tingling in their arms or legs, as well as pain or cramping in these areas. If the individual has autonomic neuropathy, Healthline.com says constipation, trouble swallowing and gastroparesis are common.

Symptoms of proximal neuropathy include sudden, sharp pain in the hip, thigh, or buttock, typically only on one side of the body, as well as weakened muscles that can make it difficult to go from a seated to standing position. With focal neuropathy, a person may struggle to focus or have double vision, or they may experience facial paralysis in one side of the face, known as Bell’s palsy.

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