i never knew that constant nausea and vomiting 3-6 times a day were yet more complications to having diabetes (i'm insulin-dependent type 2). i was diagnosed w/diabetic gastroparesis about 10 months ago. over the last year i have been to ER 37 times due to extreme low bgl's (lowest was 23) and dehydration caused by constant vomiting. after tons of tests and waiting, i had an electric gastric stimulator implanted under my ribs on my left side w/leads that clamp into my stomach wall. the idea is that the stim will "shock" the stomach into digesting, in-effect doing what my damaged nerves can no longer do. i've had this thing in me for 2 months, June 15th it was implanted. now, not only am i still vomiting (usually 2-3 times/day), am extremely nauseous, am on my 4th round of antibiotics due to raging infection in the main incision site…but i am in so much physical pain when food or liquid is trying to be digested. i am carrying around my 6th glucogone kit since surgery…family or home health aids have had to inject me w/emergency glucose five times in the last 8 weeks. i am at my wits end!
HAS ANYONE DEALT W/DIABETIC GASTROPARESIS AND/OR SURGERY FOR IT? my "diet" consists of yogourt, puddings, broths, protein shakes…
thank you for any feedback. (sorry to be complaining :( )
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