Info on Gastroparesis - Don't ignore stomach problems

By Type1Lou Latest Reply 2015-02-01 17:05:58 -0600
Started 2015-01-07 06:47:07 -0600

Gastroparesis is one of the complications that may develop in diabetics. I saw this link on Facebook which explains what it is and wanted to share it with you.

14 replies

O.B. 2015-01-31 20:05:10 -0600 Report

Thank you Type1Lou! I am Type 1 as well and was diagnosed with Vaso Vagal Syncope several years ago. As long as I can remember I have had stomach issues. My gastro doctor has never mentioned this. Hopefully, it is a given if you have this, your BG's would be elevated. After diagnosed, my A1C has not been higher than 5.7. I am of the opinion that, ignorance and denial can be lethal when dealing with Diabetes. And being as much informed as possible is crucial for controlling. Thank you again for sharing!

Type1Lou 2015-02-01 17:05:58 -0600 Report

Thanks OB! In my 38+ years with diabetes, I've learned that I'm never too old to learn…the more we know, the better equipped we are to make the right decisions about what we need to do to properly manage our diabetes.

rhett t
rhett t 2015-01-08 09:56:53 -0600 Report

good morning type1lou, I have been having stomach problems and have had all kinds of test and everything is fine. I'm going to check this out. Thanks for the info.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-08 01:04:31 -0600 Report

Well isn't THAT just special…well they say it isn't common in type two…so I wont worry about it right now…the good lord knows I have enough on my plate…but I love information…so a big thank you!!!

Type1Lou 2015-01-08 08:29:41 -0600 Report

It's one more incentive to try to maintain my BG's in more "normal" ranges. The more we all know about what might happen, the better position we're in to recognize and deal with these possible complications. I appreciate your letting me know you found it helpful.

lilleyheidi 2015-01-08 00:23:15 -0600 Report

Yikes, one more thing to keep on the look out for, but more so for type 1 than type 2 diabetics. I've had stomach issues all my life, but it has always been diet related, now that I am on a clean diet, my stomach issues are much much better, to the point where I hope to get off my stomach meds soon. Thanks for the informative article. Heidi

Type1Lou 2015-01-08 08:27:39 -0600 Report

Glad you're not dealing with this, The more info we have the better prepared we are to deal with any complications if they arise. I'm happy you found the link informative.

GabbyPA 2015-01-07 13:37:02 -0600 Report

Wow, so the very things you need as a diabetic like fiber are bad if you have gastroparesis. That is really rough. Like so many combination diseases, they often contradict each other and makes it very hard to find a diet to use. Good article on it, thank you.

funnygirl98 2015-01-07 11:14:32 -0600 Report

Hi Type1Lou, excellent article… thanks for sharing this… my sister was just diagnosed with this problem about 6 months ago and her dr. put her on a medication to help with her stomach emptying out and so far it's working for her. I will have to get her to read this great article… again thanks so much for sharing;-)

Type1Lou 2015-01-07 11:21:10 -0600 Report

I'm so glad you found it helpful. There are times when I get indigestion but I don't think it's gastroparesis. Glad the meds are working for your sister and that she's feeling better!