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Why do T1 T2 suffer from gastro problems?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by leong, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why do T1 T2 suffer from gastro problems?
     
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  2. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Is there any particular gastro problem you have in mind?

    Gastroparesis is a complication of diabetes.
     
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  3. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    bloating, gas, cramping and burping
     
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  4. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I'm aware, it's primarily down to damaged nerves. Just like your feet can become an issue, so can your insides. I guess there are a lot of nerve endings in there which can potentially get damaged.

    The good news is that proper BG management can help to heavily minimise the risk of any nerve damage occurring in the first place. Diabetes is an unfortunate lottery however, so some may be more susceptible to gastrointestinal issues than others. It's just the roll of the dice...

    I found this for you, might answer a few of your questions regarding gastro issues:)

    http://journal.diabetes.org/clinicaldiabetes/V18N42000/pg148.htm

    EDIT to add - I don't know whether any of the above is applicable to things such as wind, cramps, bloating, etc...
     
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  5. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And also pain on the right lower part of the belly
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do not know if you eat wheat but if you do then try eliminating it from your diet for a few weeks and see if you feel any better.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, there, you need to go and see your gp, as your stomach problems may be caused by a few things, so testing and a proper diagnosis would be best.
    I have coeliac and that is an auto-immune condition, if you need to be tested for this, you must eat gluten and wheat or you will get a false test result ( which comes in two parts) there are also allergies too, lactose and soya, to name just a couple and IBS can be a painful condition.
     
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    Johnjoe13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now this is very interesting as I very rarely had any problems in this area, but some 6 months or so before I was diagnosed I started to have problems, I'm not going to specify but needless to say since diagnosis things haven't improved. I did think that the Metformin may help a little but alas no. On my last visit to the nurse I mentioned my issue and she said she did not know if the diabetes was the cause. I think I need to read into this further as i'm not sure from reading this that my diabetes has been serious enough to cause this so soon, even if it started to developed six month before I found out I had it. Saying this though when I asked the Doc how long he thought I'd been T2 he said I did not know
     
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  9. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    One thing worth mentioning is that it's very easy (or convenient for some medical professionals) to put any problems or issues that us diabetes have, down to diabetes...

    We're all human (diabetic or not) and we all have problems, some are attributed to diabetes - some are just luck or the draw. I'm sure further tests, close monitoring of your HbA1c results and the other U+E bloods will be able to ascertain whether diabetes is; or is not; directly related to your current problems.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    I'd see a doctor then. Best to be sure what it is. It might not be related to diabetes at all.

    If it's just general bloating, etc, I find probiotics helpful.
     
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  11. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I completely agree with wheat as well as all other grains for me. Dairy as well. I feel like rubbish when I eat them. I never ate soy but have heard from many it causes gastric upset.

    Too many veggies for me as well !!! I need small meals to avoid the upsets. Too much fiber for some as well.

    Just things to look at your diet for.
     
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  12. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been doctors I take pantoprazole once aday
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Gastro problems are not common with diabetes so you need yo discuss other possibilities with GP. Note that Metformin (plain version) often prescribed for diabetes can cause gastric/bowel issues.
     
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    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Too much fibre, maybe?
     
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    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I hear you loud and clear!!! I love my veggies but they don't love me back. Luckily avocado is a no issue for me. I think of you often when I'm all bloated lol. Sorry for the TMI.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Veg upsets my tummy but I've had a burst appendix interfer with my intestines. I love protein but too much gives me high bgs as much as carbs.
     
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  18. leong

    leong Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes protein shakes does it to me too
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For me, that turned out to be appendicitis. Best see a GP because there's probably 1001 things it could be down to and not necessarily anything to do with diabetes.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    If it's new. A change in diet can upset people, diabetic or not. If you are eating something you don't normally eat or starting a new dietary approach and go full throttle into it, instead of easing your way into changes, that can also have adverse affects. Sometimes it can just be something simple. Or not. Right side pain for me simply means too much fiber.
     
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