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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The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
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is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
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Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
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particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
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Article Excerpts about Diabetic Gastroparesis
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
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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