Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (DAN) can be classified as damage to the nerves that connect to the internal organs and, in its early stages, is not felt by the patient. While peripheral neuropathy is more common and is generally not life threatening, diabetic autonomic neuropathy can be deadly.
Diabetic autonomic neuropathy has no symptoms until it affects the internal organs; most commonly the heart. Through use of the ANSiscope, physicians may detect diabetic autonomic neuropathy before it becomes deadly. If you are diabetic, be sure to ask your physician about diabetic autonomic neuropathy.