Table 3

Classification of the diabetic neuropathies

Hyperglycaemic neuropathy
Generalised neuropathies
 Sensorimotor polyneuropathy
 Acute painful sensory neuropathy
 Autonomic neuropathy
Focal and multifocal neuropathies
 Cranial neuropathies
 Thoracolumbar radiculoneuropathy
 Focal limb neuropathies {including compression and   entrapment neuropathies}
 Proximal diabetic neuropathy
Superimposed chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy