Diversity of the neuropathies in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

The Journal of international medical research

PubMedID: 8674790

Okada S, Tanokuchi S, Ishii K, Hamada H, Ichiki K, Ota Z, Shimizu M, Hiraki Y, Nagashima H. Diversity of the neuropathies in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. J Int Med Res. 1996;24(1):122-31.
The relationships between cardiac autonomic neuropathies, diabetic somatic neuropathy, metabolic parameters, general parameters (such as age and duration of illness) and diabetic microangiopathy and macroangiopathy were investigated in 103 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Spearman's correlation coefficients were calculated for the comparisons of all the parameters of the neuropathies with all the other parameters. Variables were selected using a stepwise procedure and multiple regression analysis was carried out using these variables. The results of the regression analysis show that diabetic neuropathy is correlated with vascular parameters including blood pressure and pulse-wave velocity, as well as with parameters of sugar and lipid metabolism. The results confirm the diversity of the clinical characteristics of the neuropathies in patients with NIDDM and confirm that these neuropathies do not always occur in parallel.