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  • Diabetic Stomach ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    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.

    843-853-7730
    www.colonsurgeonsofcharleston.com
    1439 Stuart Engals Blvd Ste. 100
    Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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