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Glycaemic control and changes in HRQL

Testa and Simonson, attempting to overcome the uncontrolled nature of earlier studies, conducted a randomised, controlled, double-blind study of the short-term impact of glycaemic… Glycaemic control and changes in HRQL   

Quality of life

Health-related quality of life (HRQL)
HRQL refers to patients’ subjective accounts of functioning and/or overall well-being in relation to health status, and… Quality of life   

Specific gastrointestinal symptoms and HRQL

Several gastrointestinal symptoms have been specifically related to a deranged HRQL. Patients with constipation have lower general HRQL scores than healthy controls, as have… Specific gastrointestinal symptoms and HRQL   

Diabetes and HRQL

As part of the Medical Outcomes Study, that determined the impact of nine different chronic illnesses upon HRQL, Stewart et al. used the Short… Diabetes and HRQL   

Epidemiology of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes - References

1. Katz LA, Spiro HM. Gastrointestinal manifestations of diabetes. N Engl J Med 1966; 275: 1350 - 61.
2. Goyal RK, Spiro… Epidemiology of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes - References   

Potential confounders of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus

Here only a brief overview of factors that may alter or bias any association between gastrointestinal symptoms and diabetes will be discussed.

Potential confounders of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus   

Autonomic neuropathy and visceral sensory dysfunction

Traditionally, gastrointestinal symptoms have been attributed to disordered motor function resulting from autonomic (vagal) neuropathy. More recently, impaired sensory function has been implicated as… Autonomic neuropathy and visceral sensory dysfunction   

Population-based studies of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus

Population-based studies of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetic patients have been relatively few and the results conflicting. To date, a total of nine population-based studies… Population-based studies of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus   

Outpatient studies of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus

The early literature emphasised the high prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with diabetes complicated by neuropathy. More than six decades ago, Rundles reported… Outpatient studies of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus   

Natural history of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus

Community studies suggest that in the general population there is a considerable turnover of individuals reporting gastrointestinal symptoms. Moreover, longitudinal studies in the USA… Natural history of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus   

Epidemiology of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes

Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus
Several studies have aimed to evaluate the frequency of gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with non-insulin-dependent… Epidemiology of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes   

Epidemiology of Disordered Gastrointestinal Function and Impact of Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Introduction

Patients with diabetes mellitus commonly complain of gastrointestinal symptoms, including chronic abdominal pain and bowel dysfunction, for which there is no… Epidemiology of Disordered Gastrointestinal Function and Impact of Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms   

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