Does it look possible that hyperglycemia cause peripheral neuropathy whereas occasional HYPOglycemia causes autonomic neuropathy?
The body's system considers hypoglycemia as a stress and induces counterregulatory mechanism so getting stress tolerance/hypoglycemia unawareness is possible. Is hyperglycemia also a stress?
Hypoglycemia unawareness that occurs with persistent intermittent hypoglycemia can be looked at as a form of central nervous system neuropathy. It does not fit as well as the cause for peripheral neuropathy. Hypoglycemia is not the same kind of stress as the hyperglycemia that leads to microvascular problems. This is evident in our patients where they may have hypoglycemia unawareness with a good A1c and no neuropathy.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:15
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.