Our bodies have different types of nerves that are used to serve different functions. As a result, there are four different types of diabetic neuropathy and their symptoms might differ depending on the type you have. i. Peripheral neuropathy – this is the most common of all types and it affects the nerves that lead to your extremities i.e. your legs, arms, hands, and feet. ii. Proximal neuropathy – this type of neuropathy causes muscle weakness. It is the second most common type of diabetic neuropathy and it affects the muscles that are found in the upper parts of the body e.g. hips, legs, and buttocks. iii. Autonomic neuropathy – autonomic neuropathy affects your autonomous nervous system. Automatic nervous system maintains all the body functions that take place involuntary e.g. pumping blood, digesting food, breathing, etc. iv. Focal neuropathy – focal neuropathy only affects one nerve in the body. In most cases, this neuropathy affects the nerves in the head (especially nerves that goes to the eyes). However, this neuropathy can also affect the torso and the legs.