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Posted By : Carrierae328 - 4/8/2013 1:46 PM
Last year I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying).  I was give a list of foods that I can eat and should not eat.  If I eat anything on the should not eat list I get severe stomach pain, rumbling in my stomach and constipation.  I am also overweight and my blood sugars flutuate wildly.  Everyone tells me to lose weight but the things I would ordinarily eat to help with that, salads, whole wheat bread and high fiber foods I can't eat anymore.  I am so frustrated that I don't know what to eat.  i have been seeing a nutritionist but all she does is give me menus to follow.  If anyone has a way to deal with this, please help.  Thank you.

Posted By : Lanie G - 4/8/2013 3:29 PM
Welcome to HealingWell, Carrierae328, I do not have gastroparesis but here are some websites with more information.
 
The first one outlines a diet program which has steps to follow starting with a very stringent food list, then adds certain food in another step, and so on.  Maybe this is useful to you:  http://www.digestivediseaseny.com/nutrition/gastroparesis/
 
And this website also follows a step-by-step plan although it seems slightly different:
 
I hope someone who knows more about this can post some replies.  I'm sorry I can't help more.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating

Posted By : Lanie G - 4/8/2013 8:13 PM
After looking more closely at those websites, I'd like to add that I think the amount of carbohydrates is way too high for diabetics.  If you are on diabetes meds, you will have to be careful with some of that food.  The ADA in general suggests meals with high carb contents which will keep blood sugar high.  If I followed those recommendations I'd be sky high, so please be careful about your food choices and be sure to test. 
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating

Posted By : Jim1969 - 4/10/2013 8:14 PM
I have intermittent bouts of gastrop. When it flairs up I take Reglan for a few days until things get back to normal. It's generic equivalent is Metoclopramide. Since my symptoms come and go the doctor has me on a PRN (as needed) script to take it with each meal and at bedtime.

Posted By : Linky59 - 5/20/2013 12:21 PM
I have gastroparesis & LPR. I'm diabetic with mostly controlled blood sugar. He are the things I've cut from my diet: caffeine, carbonated anything, high fat foods, anything with high frutose corn syrup, no fast food of any kind, whole milk, high fiber foods. You have to read all labels. Many of these ingredients hide in labels. It requires a lot of self discipline. I lost over 50 pounds since Jan. I can't eat beef. It makes me horribly sick. I cook the heck out of vegetables to make them easier to digest. I eat gluten free bread (tastes good toasted). I drink water w/ every meal, lots of it. I eat 6 small meals a day if I can. My biggest meal is lunch.
Next month I'm having a Gastric Electrical Stimulation implanted. Hopefully no more nausea, gerd and bloating. Good luck.
Wendy
LPR, gastroparesis, IgA Nephropathy (kidneys), boardline diabetic, neuropathy, bipolar disorder, depression, anixety and probably something else.

Posted By : Lanie G - 5/20/2013 2:47 PM
Hi Wendy, welcome to our forum.  Congratulations on your success!  I don't have gastroparesis (as I stated in my posts above) but there are some links to follow for more information.  Maybe they can help.  I hope you get some responses.  As far as an eating plan for diabetes, you need to know that the higher the amount of carbs in our meals, the higher our blood sugar will rise.  You are wise to be reading labels.  Any food that comes in boxes or is prepared and then sold has a lot of additives and we do have to be aware of the ingredients.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating

Posted By : CantThinkOfAUsername - 6/14/2013 12:01 PM
It's caused by degradation of the nervous system. I have it to some degree myself and I'm an Insulin dependent Diabetic of 35+ years. However I have recently begun treating it. The nervous system degradation shows in the iris of the eye as a greying around the pupil, the darker that is and the more pronounced, then the worse the nervous system damage is and the worse the gastroparesis will be. You do need good eyesight to see it and the ability to focus up close. A mirror and a x3 - x4 magnifying glass helps.

I've recently started taking Benfotiamine and Methylcobalamin because diabetics are usually deficient in these because they excrete them very quickly, hence the slow and progressive damage to the nervous system. I've also found coconut oil to be helpful to some degree, the greyness in the small intestine, where coconut oil is absorbed, has lightened showing that my nervous system function condition has improved. Unfortunately the improvement is noticeably less in other areas. Saturated fats are important to the body and should not be excluded IMO.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benfotiamine

Do not underestimate the importance of the digestive system! The majority of diseases arises because of the digestive system and therefore I urge you to do all you can to get it working as well as possible. Healing within the body is affected by the digestive system function and the nervous system which work together.

Posted By : Purple butterfly - 9/2/2017 10:06 AM
I have gastroparesis. I had to get a j tube the end of may due to chronic dehydration and malnutrition. I can't eat anything without vomiting and none of the medications that treat gastroparesis worked for me. I also have lupus,sjogrens and fibromyalgia. The doctor said more than likely my lupus caused mine. I went to meet with surgeon to try to get the gastric pacemaker but he said with all my health issues he didn't feel I was a candidate for it. I know diabetes causes gastroparesis but does anyone have auto immune disease that caused their gastroparesis?

Posted By : Lanie G - 9/2/2017 10:47 AM
Hi and welcome purple butterfly. I am sorry you have all this going on. I don't have gastroparesis but maybe there are others who can post here to give you some help. I wish I could give you some advice but I can't. I'm sorry.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

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