Constipation | Diabetes

Etiology

  • Neuropathy assoc

Risk Factors

  • Chronic, poorly controlled DM

Symptoms

  • Chronic nausea, infrequent BM
  • Decreased peripheral sensation or neuropathic pain
  • Other evidence poorly controlled DM: retinopathy, nephropathy, CAD related

Physical Exam Findings

  • Impaired peripheral sensation
  • Diminished reflexes, sometimes weakness