[The neuropathy of the autonomic nervous system. An additional anesthetic risk in diabetes mellitus].Anaesthesist. 1993 Aug; 42(8):521-7.A
Some 20-40% of diabetics suffer from an autonomic neuropathy. This complication of diabetes mellitus impairs the regulation and the reflexes of the cardiovascular system. This study compares the cardiovascular characteristics of diabetics and nondiabetic control patients.