Constipation is also widely believed to be associated with diabetes mellitus. This association has been observed in studies by Talley's group30 in Australia, Lithner's group31 in Sweden, and Enck et al32 in Germany. However, the only population-based study specifically examining the prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms among diabetics was performed by Locke's group33 at the Mayo Clinic. They surveyed random samples of Olmsted County residents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as two age- and gender-stratified control groups without diabetes. They did not observe any difference in the prevalence of constipation among patients with type 1 (12% vs. 14%) or type 2 (10% vs. 12%) diabetes, when compared with controls. There was a trend toward constipation and/or laxative use being more common among individuals with type 1 diabetes particularly among men (p < .15), but this difference was observed only in those individuals using calcium channel blockers, which are known to cause constipation as a side effect of the medication.
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