Peripheral Neuropathy

Gerard Limerick, M.D., Ph.D., Nima Khoshnoodi, M.D.


  • Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes that can manifest in many different forms such as distal symmetric peripheral neuroapthy (DPN), small fiber neuropathy, and mononeuropathy.
  • DPN is the most common form of peripheral neuropathy in diabetes. It is a length-dependent, sensorimotor and predominantly axonal peripheral neuropathy in which symptoms begin at the distal ends of the longest peripheral nerves (i.e., those that extend to the feet).
  • Sensory symptoms are predominant and often times symmetric[25].

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Last updated: September 10, 2023