Bladder dysfunction in patients with diabetes

Christopher S. Gomez, Prashanth Kanagarajah, Angelo E. Gousse

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With diabetes mellitus (DM) reaching epidemic proportions, the identification of voiding dysfunction as a common and burdensome complication of this disease is critical. Research into diabetic voiding dysfunction significantly lags behind other complications of DM, such as retinopathy and nephropathy. Recent studies have revealed that DM predisposes patients to a wide range of lower urinary tract dysfunction, from the classic diabetic cystopathy of incomplete emptying to urgency incontinence. In this review, we discuss the current concepts of diabetic voiding dysfunction with a critical analysis of the available evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-426
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Comorbidities
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic cystopathy
  • Overactive bladder
  • Quality of life
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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