Diabetic Diarrhea: Introduction
Diarrhea that occurs in diabetics as a result of the damage done by diabetes to the digestive system. Digestive system damage is caused by intestinal neuropathy (damage to intestinal nerves) or bacterial overgrowth or both. ...more »
Diabetic Diarrhea: Misdiagnosis
Diarrhea can arise from numerous causes. One cause that can occur with diabetes is neuropathy of the intestine nerves (of the gastrointestinal tract). This is called diabetic diarrhea. However, diabetics can also get diarrhea from other causes such as medication side effects, poor diet, bacterial infections (e.g. "stomach bugs"), and many other possibilities. ...more misdiagnosis »
Symptoms of Diabetic Diarrhea
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Treatments for Diabetic Diarrhea
- Control blood sugars - to reduce any nerve damage.
- High-fiber diet
- Anti-diarrhea medication - Immodium, Donnagel, Lomotil (diphenoxylate)
- Antibiotic (broad-spectrum) - tetracycline
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Diagnostic Tests for Diabetic Diarrhea
- Sensation tests of anus
- Rectal examination of sphincter muscle
- Endoscopy examination of the gastrointestinal tract
- 72-hour stool collection - tests pancreatic enzyme function
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Causes of Diabetic Diarrhea
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Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
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