Type 1 Diabetes
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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that leads to hyperglycemia and is different from type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes leads to the body attacking its own beta cells in the pancreas, which is where insulin is produced. Diabetic neuropathy is something that many diabetic patients suffer from, and there are actually four distinct types of pain: peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, mononeuropathy, and radiculoplexus neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic pain and affects the legs, feet, arms, and hands. Autonomic neuropathy causes pain on just about any part of the body and can affect the eyes, stomach, lungs, bladder, and heart. Mononeuropathy occurs when there is damage to a specific nerve, usually on the face, torso, or legs. Radiculoplexus neuropathy is characterized by intense pain on the hip, thigh, or buttocks, weakness of atrophied muscles, and swelling of the abdomen.