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Screening for Autonomic Neuropathy should be instituted at Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes and 5 years after the diagnosis of type 1 Diabetes - 2005 ADA Standard of Diabetes Care.
Although it can cause severe cardiovascular problems and sudden death, surveys show that only 2% of people with diabetes are tested for cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN).
According to Published Studies Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy occurs in about 17% of patients with type 1 diabetes and 22% of those with type 2.
A patient’s history and physical examination are ineffective for early detection of CAN, and therefore noninvasive tests that have demonstrated efficacy are required.
Of patients with symptomatic autonomic dysfunction, 25% to 50% die within 1 to 5 years of diagnosis.
How It Helps Patients:
Evaluation of current health situation - symptoms, medications and therapy reactions;
Initiation of Physician’s focus to treat the onset of chronic situations or severity of the diseases;
Evaluation of the prognosis and treatment outcomes;
Identification of abnormalities in cardiovascular, cerebrovascular system and overall health assessment;
Blood circulatory status – age of blood vessels based on arterial elasticity, peripheral circulatory status, organic/functional abnormality of the blood vessels;
Prediction and progression of Arteriosclerosis, Obesity, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Diabetes;
Useful as a health barometer;
In 15 Minutes Identify Patients at Risk for Sudden Death, Silent Heart Attack, Hypertension Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy, Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy, Vascular Abnormalities, Orthostatic Hypotension and other Hidden Diseases Testing of the Autonomic Nervous System is a Recommended Standard of Care by the American Diabetes Association for patients with Type 1 and Type 2.
provides comprehensive, fully automated autonomic testing equipment that is useful for physicians to gauge their patient’s health and uncover hidden disease.
Testing the autonomic nervous system can identify clinical autonomic disorders uncover major illness and other hidden diseases, such as:
- Sudden Death
- Silent Heart Attack
- Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy
- Vascular Abnormalities
- Orthostatic Hypotension
What is autonomic neuropathy?
Autonomic Neuropathy is a nerve disorder and is often associated with:
- Liver Disease
- Thyroid Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Autoimmune Disease
Starting at age 45 and sooner if you have any indications of the above diseases, you should be tested at least every three years.
You are being tested for early detection of nerve damage that has been found to lead to diabetes and cardio high-risk problems. Early detection helps to identify potential problems before the problem starts causing serious health issues. Early detection allows your doctor to start treatment sooner. The idea behind this testing is no different than a Mammogram or Colonoscopy for detecting early signs of cancer.
VitalScan believes that the best way to protect yourself from a life of chronic disease is to stop it before it starts. That begins with early detection. We provide your physician a battery of, painless, fast, noninvasive tests designed to catch a myriad of common diseases. We assess your metabolic health – over 10 million Americans have diabetes and another 80 million are pre-diabetic.
The slow decline of your overall health due to development of insulin resistance opens the door for diseases such as neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes can take a decade or more to be diagnosed, and many people are not aware of its gradual development, and the impact on their life.
One out of 3 Americans are on the path toward diabetes. Are you? Will you suffer from one of it’s comorbidities most often found alongside diabetes.
As your overall cardio-metabolic health declines, you will start to develop diseases that may result in hospitalization or death.