• The most commonly recognized autonomic dysfunction in diabetics is orthostatic hypotension, or becoming dizzy and possibly fainting when standing up due to a sudden drop in blood pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, small blood vessel dysfunction occurs early in diabetes, parallels the progression of neural dysfunction, and may be sufficient to support the severity of structural, functional, and clinical changes observed in diabetic neuropathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diabetic neuropathy appears to be more common in smokers, people over 40 years of age, and those who have had problems controlling the levels of glucose in their blood. (healthcentral.com)
  • They are seen in the hemoglobin A1C tests performed on known diabetics to assess their levels of glucose control. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is therefore often necessary to exclude other medical problems before establishing a diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy. (healthcentral.com)
  • In an observational analysis of neuropathy progression in 4,867 people, an elevated threshold for bioesthesiometer perception was present at the time of diagnosis in 11.4% and developed during follow-up in an additional 12.1% of patients, with a cumulative projected prevalence of 37.3% at 12 years. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • books.google.com - Presenting the 2nd Edition of this well-regarded, definitive reference to the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of the various types of neuropathies in diabetic patients. (google.com)
  • As a class, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) was found to be an effective treatment for diabetic neuropathy with the most commonly reported adverse effects of dizziness, nausea, and somnolence. (diabetesincontrol.com)
  • Controlling blood sugar with insulin or other antidiabetic medications, diet control and regular exercise helps to prevent or slow down the progression of diabetic neuropathy. (news-medical.net)