Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Impaired glucose tolerance is associated with postganglionic sudomotor impairment

  • Andrew GrandinettiEmail author
  • Dominic C. Chow
  • David M. Sletten
  • Jared K. Oyama
  • Andre G. Theriault
  • Irwin J. Schatz
  • Phillip A. Low


We compared quantitative sudomotor axon-reflex test responses in persons with normal and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Responses were significantly impaired in those with IGT, which may be indicative of early distal small fiber neuropathy.


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This research was supported by grants from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (grant # 1-S11 NS043364-02 and U54NS039406-05S1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Grandinetti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dominic C. Chow
    • 1
  • David M. Sletten
    • 2
  • Jared K. Oyama
    • 1
  • Andre G. Theriault
    • 1
  • Irwin J. Schatz
    • 1
  • Phillip A. Low
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Hawaii at ManoaJohn A. Burns School of Medicine, Dept. of Public Health SciencesHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of NeurologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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