Diabetes - Gastroparesis

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Gastroparesis is defined as abnormal gastric motility and delayed gastric emptying in the absence of physical obstruction (1-3). Diabetic gastroparesis is an autonomic complication of diabetes with multi-factorial causes (4). Several risk factors have been identified in the development of gastroparesis including diabetes duration of >10 years, elevated A1C levels and the presence of microvascular and/or macrovascular complications (2). 

The exact pathogenesis of diabetic

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Last Updated: 2018-06-29