There is much conversation about Peripheral Neuropathy and diabetes. We do not see as much discussion on Autonomic Neuropathy.This nerve damage involves the autonomic nervous system,the nerves controlling automatic body functionssuch as digestion,sweating,bloating,dizzinessor nausea,vomiting, diarrhea,and constipation.People with this condition may not be able to empty their bladders completely ( which can predispose them to bladder infections),and as many as half of diabetic men may develop erectile dysfunction ( impotence). This is especially true for men who has had diabetes for many years.
According to the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial,people who followed intensive blood sugar control reduce their risk for neuropathy by 60%.
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