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Diabetic Gastroparesis

Diabetic Gastroparesis: Introduction

Gastroparesis is a diabetic complication that occurs from neuropathy of the stomach nerve (called the "vagus nerve"). This causes digestive difficulties as the food starts to move too slowly through the stomach. ...more »

Diabetic Gastroparesis: Misdiagnosis

It is important to correctly diagnose the cause of the digestive symptoms. A similar condition is "diabetic diarrhea" which occurs from neuropathy of the intestinal nerves. There are also other possibilities such as celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). ...more misdiagnosis »

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Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis is most often a complication of type 1 diabetes. At least 20 percent of people with type 1 diabetes develop gastroparesis. It also occurs in people with type 2 diabetes, although less often.

Gastroparesis happens when nerves to the stomach are damaged or stop working. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the vagus nerve is damaged, the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally, and the movement of food is slowed or stopped.

Diabetes can damage the vagus nerve if blood glucose (sugar) levels remain high over a long period of time. High blood glucose causes chemical changes in nerves and damages the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the nerves. (Source: excerpt from Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK)

 

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