There are four types of diabetic neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, the most common form, affects the feet, legs, arms and hands. Autonomic neuropathy affects the bladder, lungs, heart, stomach, eyes, intestines and sex organs. Mononeuropathy causes damage to one single nerve, usually in the legs, arms or face.
Radiculoplexus neuropathy, also known as diabetic amyotrophy, affects the nerves closer to the hips and shoulders. It is a potentially disabling condition that is sometimes seen among people with type 2 diabetes. The condition often occurs in middle aged and elderly individuals who may not know that they suffer from diabetes. In fact, in almost one-third of the cases, amyotrophy led to the diagnosis of diabetes.It is estimated that about one percent of people with diabetes may suffer from this condition, also known as Bruns-Garland Syndrome.