Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 191-

Bladder dysfunction in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus


Sim Sai Tin1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Department of Medical Science, Medical Center, Shantou, China
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

Correspondence Address:
Sim Sai Tin
Medical Center, Shantou
China




How to cite this article:
Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Bladder dysfunction in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus.Indian J Endocr Metab 2015;19:191-191


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Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Bladder dysfunction in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 10 ];19:191-191
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Sir,

The report on "bladder dysfunction in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus" is very interesting. [1] Karoli et al. reported that "chronic complications of diabetes especially neuropathy, nephropathy, and presence of metabolic syndrome are important predictors of bladder dysfunction. [1]" The present report has some different observations compared to the previous report. Focusing on the risk factors, Fayyad et al. previously reported that "neuropathy and glycosylated hemoglobin are risk factors for voiding dysfunction. [2]" In that report, the neuropathy is not the risk factor. In another report from Taiwan, China, aging and recurrent urinary tract infections are only two factors that were relating to bladder dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus. [3] Of interest, in the report by Karoli et al.[1] those factors are not well assessed.

References

1Karoli R, Bhat S, Fatima J, Priya S. A study of bladder dysfunction in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2014;18:552-7.
2Fayyad AM, Hill SR, Jones G. Prevalence and risk factors for bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms in women with diabetes mellitus from hospital-based diabetes clinic. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009;20:1339-44.
3Lin TL, Chen GD, Chen YC, Huang CN, Ng SC. Aging and recurrent urinary tract infections are associated with bladder dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2012;51:381-6.