Advice for people with diabetes

Having gastroparesis means your food is being absorbed slowly and at unpredictable times. If you also have diabetes, this can lead to wide swings in blood sugar levels.

The nerves to the stomach can be damaged by high levels of blood glucose, so it's important to keep your blood glucose levels under control if you have diabetes.

Your doctor can advise you about any changes you may need to make to your diet or medication.

If you're taking insulin, you may need to divide your dose before and after meals and inject into areas where absorption is typically slower, such as the thigh.

You'll also need to check your blood glucose levels frequently after you eat.

Read about living with diabetes .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018