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diabetic autonomic neuropathy

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The neurological damage in diabetes tends to affect the parasympathetic arm of the autonomic nervous system, in particular vagal disturbance is a feature, e.g. causing nocturnal diarrhoea.

Other features include:

  • postural hypotension
  • impotence
  • abnormal sweating
  • dependent oedema

Management:

  • see linked item management of diabetic neuropathy

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