Sensory neuropathy occurs if the body's sensory nerves become damaged. People with diabetes have an increased risk of neuropathy as high blood glucose levels over long periods of time can damage the nerves.
Sensory neuropathy may also be called polyneuropathy as it affects a number of different nerve centres.
Sensory neuropathy starts from the extremities of the body such as the feet or hands and can develop to affect the legs and arms.
The symptoms of sensory neuropathy will be present at the part of your body where the nerves are affected:
People with sensory neuropathy may experience dysesthesia, which translates as abnormal sensation.
The symptoms of dysesthesia include: