I have diabetes II and peripheral neuropathy in lower and upper ; also ed as diagnosed by VA. I have been having problems with swallowing of food and the esophagus filling up and not going into stomach several times a week. Dr has me on omeprazole 20 mg to control upset/acidic stomach to help with digestion. My sugar does raise when I have just ate...significantly. I wonder if the neuropathy is playing havoc with my esophagus operating as it should...when I did test for swallowing dr 'old age'
There is a kind of neuropathy caused by diabetes that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. It is called “gastroparesis.” With gastroparesis, the movement of food through the stomach is slowed, causing feelings of fullness and nausea, particularly after eating. Because you have peripheral neuropathy, there is a chance that you may have gastroparesis. However, the symptoms you are describing, such as the esophagus filling up, are not typically associated with gastroparesis or diabetic neuropathy. It is likely that you are having a problem not associated with your diabetes.