Diabetic amyotrophy, also known as diabetic lumbosacral plexus neuropathy, usually occurs in adults over 50 with type 2 diabetes. Severe, burning thigh pain increases at night and sometimes spreads to the buttocks and back. Asymmetrical neuropathy tends to progress quickly while symmetrical neuropathy progresses gradually. Diabetic amyotrophy can occur even if a person has only mild diabetes.
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