23.1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes in the last year- many don’t realize the severe gastrointestinal symptoms associated with both Type 1 (making up only 5% of the title) and Type 2 diabetes.
“Diabetic stomach”, formally called Gastroparesis, is most common in Type 1 diabetes but also affects those with long-term Type 2 diabetes. Diet is the key to regulating these symptoms- keeping your high Glycemic Index foods to a minimum, focusing on whole grains, lean protein and vegetables.
Journal.Diabetes.org states that “As many as 75% of patients visiting diabetes clinics will report significant GI symptoms… Common complaints may include satiety, reflux, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Many patients go undiagnosed and under-treated because the GI tract has not been traditionally associated with diabetes and its complications.”
If you are a diabetes patient and having trouble regulating your stomach and GI issues schedule an appointment with Dr. Margarita Murphy and the Colon Surgeons of Charleston today.
1439 Stuart Engals Blvd Ste. 100
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464