Recognizing and treating diabetic autonomic neuropathy

Cleve Clin J Med. 2001 Nov;68(11):928-30, 932, 934-44. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.68.11.928.


Diabetic autonomic neuropathy can cause heart disease, gastrointestinal symptoms, genitourinary disorders, and metabolic disease. Strict glycemic control can slow the onset of diabetic autonomic neuropathy and sometimes reverse it. Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies are available to treat symptoms.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / diagnosis*
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / physiopathology
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / therapy*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemia / etiology
  • Shy-Drager Syndrome / etiology