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.
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Read about gastroparesis, a long-term (chronic) condition where the stomach can't empty itself of food in the normal way, causing food to pass through it slowly.
Symptoms of gastroparesis may include: feeling full very quickly when eating feeling sick (nausea) and vomiting loss of appetite weight loss bloating tummy (abdominal) pain or discomfort hear
See your GP if you're experiencing symptoms ofgastroparesis, as it can lead to some potentially serious complications. These include: dehydration from repeated vomiting gastro-oesophageal re
In many cases of gastroparesis, there's no obviouscause. This is known as idiopathic gastroparesis. Known causes of gastroparesis include: poorly controlled type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes a
To diagnose gastroparesis, your GP will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and may arrange some blood tests . You may be referred to hospital for some of the following tests: barium X-ra
Gastroparesis can't usually be cured, but dietary changes and medical treatment can help you control the condition. Dietary changes You may find these tips helpful: instead of three meals a day,
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