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Redistribution Of Sudomotor Responses Is An Early Sign Of Sympathetic Dysfunction In Type 1 Diabetes

Patients with diabetic neuropathy typically have decreased sweating in the feet but excessive sweating in the upper body. Previous studies of sudomotor function in diabetes have included patients with long-standing disease. The present study was designed to test for the early presence of sudomotor dysfunction and to characterize its relation to glycemic control and other aspects of peripheral nerve function. A total of 37 patients (10 males, 27 females) enrolled in a longitudinal study, in which autonomic function was evaluated annually for 3 years. Patients enrolled 2-22 months after the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Forty-one age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were also studied. Sweat production in response to acetylcholine stimulation was dramatically increased in the forearm at the time of the first evaluation (1.67 ± 0.24 μl/cm2 in the diabetic patients vs. 1.04 ± 0.14 μl/cm2 in the control subjects, P < 0.05). Likewise, the ratio of sweating in the forearm to sweating below the waist was higher in the diabetic patients (0.553 ± 0.07 μl/cm2) than in the control subjects (0.385 ± 0.04 μl/cm2, P < 0.05). Forearm sweat was negatively associated with the renin-t Continue reading >>

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  1. st looney up the cream bun and jam

    I feel sure someone will ask, so: Though I have had the disease for 30 years, I am a well-controlled diabetic; my doctors proclaim themselves pleased with my tests, which I get done faithfully on schedule. Indeed, if I am bottoming out from time to time as I say, I am not in perfect control; I do make mistakes.

  2. I_pity_the_fool

    Drawing from personal experience of your problem, I'm inclined to think it might be because there's just so much of it. When I wake up after a midnight hypo I feel like I've been in a bath. If you've been lying in a hot bed for 5 hours sweating, I'm sure there's more chance for bacteria to fester a bit.
    As an aside - and I know this is kind of an obvious thing to ask - but have you ever tested your blood sugar when waking up from this. My nurse told me that there's a sort of a 'bounce' when the liver releases a whole load of sugar after you've been hypoglycemic for a while. I've been told to watch out for high blood sugar after a night-time hypo.

  3. TomMelee

    Oops that was a fail. Didn't mean to press "post." Feel free to delete that.
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis is what I meant to link to, and what you've got is the opposite. It's not uncommon for over-insulined folks to stink-ass.
    When you're insulin deficient, you smell sweet, somewhere between honeysuckle and acetone. When you've got too much, it's the opposite.

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