What Can Be Done About Chronic Constipation Due To Diabetic Neuropathy?

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What Can Be Done About Chronic Constipation Due To Diabetic Neuropathy?

What can be done about chronic constipation due to diabetic neuropathy? I am 65 and suffering from this. I also live in a nursing home.

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Mac-

Here is some information I found here on HealthCentral. If you have any more questions, let me know.

Your diabetes may be a cause of your constipation.

Diabetes can result in poor nerve function within the colon and elsewhere in the body. This complication is named "autonomic neuropathy." Constipation is one result of autonomic neuropathy. Meticulous control of your blood sugars may help your bowel function, and treatment to encourage bowel motion may be offered by your doctor.

Also, here are some links you might find useful:

Constipation

Diabetic Neuropathy