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1

what is diabetic mononeuropathy

single nerves affected e.g. occulomotor lesion resulting in opthalmoplegia

2

what is autonomic neuropathy

vasomotor disorders- dilation of blood vessels
postural hypotension
arrhythmia
urinary retention
erectile dysfunction

3

why might diabetics get blurred vision

osmotic effect of glucose causes lens swelling

4

what is a good value for HbA1c

<48 mmol/mol

5

what medications are diabetics likely to be on

CVS eg blood pressure/ statins

ask about diuretics and steroids as these can be diabetogenic
ask about antibiotics