Sensory neuropathy is when the nerves that carry messages of touch, temperature and pain are damaged.
It mainly affects the nerves in the feet and legs, but it can also develop in people’s arms and hands.
Diabetes UK state symptoms can include the following:
- Tingling and numbness
- Loss of ability to feel pain
- Loss of ability to detect changes in temperature
- Loss of coordination – when you lose your joint position sense
- Burning or shooting pains – these may be worse at night time.
When people with type 2 diabetes aren’t able to feel their feet, they may not notice when an infection from a cut, or ulcer, appears.