Peripheral sensory neuropathy is associated with altered postocclusive reactive hyperemia in the diabetic foot Alex L Barwick, John W Tessier, Xanne Janse de Jonge, James R Ivers, Vivienne H Chuter BMJ Open Diab Res Care 2016;4 Quote: Objective This study examined whether the presence of peripheral sensory neuropathy or cardiac autonomic deficits is associated with postocclusive reactive hyperemia (reflective of microvascular function) in the diabetic foot. Research design and methods 99 participants with type 2 diabetes were recruited into this cross-sectional study. The presence of peripheral sensory neuropathy was determined with standard clinical tests and cardiac autonomic function was assessed with heart rate variation testing.
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Diabetic neuropathy associated with vascular complications