Autonomic neuropathy in diabetes prevents normal functioning of body systems. Persistent high blood sugar damages autonomic nerves responsible for controlling the internal processes of your body. These includes your cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and even reproductive system.
What Is Autonomic Neuropathy?
Autonomic neuropathy in diabetes is a condition where nerves in your autonomic nervous system are damaged by persistant high blood sugar. Your autonomic nervous system controls key body functions such as heartbeat, respiration, digestion, urination, sexual arousal etc on auto-pilot mode. Therefore, damaged autonomic nerves can hinder normal body functions.