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Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: Gastroparesis when you have diabetes

 conkletl - Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:48 am

I am a 45 year old man and I have diabetes I also have Gastroparesis is there any kind or type of treatment out there beside Reglan because that make me dizzy and fell as if I just want out of my body. I just want to fell normal again can someone please help me thank you


 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:48 pm

User avatar Reglan is a mainstay of treatment. There are some other medicines that can be used. Some use low doses of erythromycin to help induce GI motility. A drug that was previously used, cisapride, has been taken off the US market due to severe cardiac side effects.

Being sure that your glucose is under control is important to help reduce on-going peripheral neuropathies. At high concentrations, glucose is essentially toxic to the body and causes lots of problems.

I would recommend you discuss with your doctor other possible treatments to see if one sounds like it may work for you.

Best wishes.

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