There are different types of diabetic neuropathy. Each type has different affects on different parts of the body in different ways.
Peripheral neuropathy – This is the most common form of neuropathy. It can vary from mild to severe. This type of neuropathy can cause either pain or loss of feeling in the toes, feet, leg, hands, and arms.
Autonomic neuropathy – This type can causes changes to the digestive system, bowel and bladder functions, sexual response, vision, and perspiration. It can also affect the nerves that serve the heart and controls blood pressure.
Unwearyingly, autonomic neuropathy can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), a condition in which people no longer experience the warning signs.
Proximal neuropathy – This type of neuropathy cause pain in the thighs, hips, or buttocks. It can also lead to weakness in the legs.
Focal neuropathy – As the result of this type of neuropathy, suffers will feel sudden weakness of one nerve, or a group of nerves. This would cause muscle weakness, or pain. It can affect any nerve in the body, such as the eye, facial muscles, ears, pelvis and lower back, thighs, and abdomen.