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Autonomic Neuropathy

Think of all the processes that unfold naturally in your body: your heartbeat, bowel movements, sexual arousal. These and other processes are controlled by nerves in the “autonomic” nervous system. That system functions like clockwork, controlling the heart and other...

Bladder Disorders in Diabetes

About half of all persons with diabetes have trouble urinating, and 1 in 3 women experience bladder problems at least once a week. These problems vary widely. Some patients have trouble making it to the bathroom on time, while others accidentally leak urine when...

Gastroparesis

What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis is a condition that occurs when nerves that help move food from the stomach along the gastrointestinal tract become damaged, typically after years of poorly controlled blood glucose. This can lead to the bloating and discomfort...

Macular edema

Macular edema Patients with diabetes are at risk for a type of vision loss known as macular edema. This condition occurs when blood vessels in the eye leak fluid and protein, leading to swelling and blurred vision. Should I be concerned? Macular edema affects 5-10%...