Autonomic Neuropathy

By butterfly_8 Latest Reply 2008-08-14 06:00:21 -0500
Started 2008-07-21 06:11:14 -0500

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%.
This article appearing in Everyday health includes diagnosis and treatments.

10 replies

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-08-14 05:50:52 -0500 Report

Your discussion on autonomic Neuropathy was very infomative. and I have most of these symtoms, you just replied to my discussion on ignoring your diabetes because of other illnesesand I thank you for you advise, although it is very difficult at times. thanks for the info on Autonomic Neuropathy

butterfly_8 2008-08-14 06:00:21 -0500 Report

You are so welcome, as you will see that is what we do best on this site help each other, and it works wonders.

Goddess 2008-08-14 01:16:56 -0500 Report

I just take it one day at a time. So far I'm doing OK. I'll find out next month exactly what's going to happen and when. Thanks to everyone of you for caring.


Goddess 2008-08-11 03:03:16 -0500 Report

I am on a medicine right now in pill form that I take 4 times a day. I can only eat soft food.Yes it is caused by diabetes. I will find out next month how long I have before I have until I need a feeding tube. I do have a living will.


butterfly_8 2008-08-11 08:59:05 -0500 Report

I know this cannot be easy for you, but please know my prayers,energy and love is with you always. You must always share with us what is going on so that we all can hold you in prayer.

Don't forget Keep in touch

Goddess 2008-08-10 18:29:24 -0500 Report

I have it and it has affected my stomach to where it doesn't empty fast enough. There is no cure. It is going to lead me being on a feeding tube.


butterfly_8 2008-08-11 02:01:36 -0500 Report

Is this a direct complication of diabetes? Is there medication that will delay further complications. Please forgive my ignorence.I believe education on these different can benefit us all.
Thank you for your input.

Much Love

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