How do you manage bloating gastroparesis and diabetes?

Posted by waslatter @waslatter, Nov 14, 2020

Diagnosed with Gastroparesis about a year ago. Took a short term disability leave to adjust my diet. For the most part i eat about every 2 hours small amounts. I try to stick to soft or liquid. Any meat is usually very lean and ver small potion. Have been battling high sugers and am now on 3 meds Janumet, Glipazide, and once a day Tresiba 40 units.
My stomach is constantly bloated, full and very uncomfortable. Mild nausea, no loss of appetite no weight loss, in fact weight gain. Just had a KUB, nothing. I’m really hoping to avoid going all liquid as I still very much enjoy the taste of food. I have not been back to the gastro doc or NP in quite a while. Ive had the eating digesting test and dont like the possibility of side effects from drug options.

@achula1 Do you sleep on a wedge that will lift your head 12" above the bed…I use a foam wedge that I cover with pillows.. Gravity has to be able to work .. Try it… I have to take nearly an hour to eat breakfast.. banana, toast, orange juice, coffee, Oatmeal with blueberries.. .. or eggs instead of Oatmeal.. (I am retired)….
When you vomit, Does the material come up easily? Ken

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@achula1 Do you sleep on a wedge that will lift your head 12" above the bed…I use a foam wedge that I cover with pillows.. Gravity has to be able to work .. Try it… I have to take nearly an hour to eat breakfast.. banana, toast, orange juice, coffee, Oatmeal with blueberries.. .. or eggs instead of Oatmeal.. (I am retired)….
When you vomit, Does the material come up easily? Ken

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I don’t vomit, at least not yet. It’s nausea
I don’t sleep with a wedge, I have only gotten sick through the night and that was last week I woke up nauseated. For the most part I sleep well.

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@achula1

It starts after I get up. I have my typical glass of water and then I move onto my peppermint tea. I just have it waking up in the morning, I will force myself to eat something just so I will have something in my stomach to help.

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Yes, I'd do some online research on herb teas and learn what would be helpful. Also, maybe you need to change and simplify your food. Might be dairy. Or too much chicken? Or other common food allergies.

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@achula1 Usually if you lie down before the stomach has emptied some of the undigested food in the stomach can come up into your esophagus…that sour tasting stuff is enough cause nausea… do not get prone at least 2 hours after eating.. Sleeping on several pillows or the wedge helps keep the undigested food in the stomach where it can get on with the digestion process of the slow emptying.. There are medications to fight the nausea feelings..

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Had anybody taken the medicine DULoxetince HCI for gastroparesis?

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