Diabetic Gastroparesis Treatment
The goal of diabetic gastroparesis treatment is to regain control of blood glucose levels. In most cases, diabetic gastroparesis treatment does not cure the condition; however, diabetic gastroparesis treatment can help manage the condition. Examples of diabetic gastroparesis treatment include insulin, oral medications, changes in diet and eating times, and (in severe cases) feeding tubes and intravenous feeding.
The primary goal of diabetic gastroparesis treatment is to regain control of blood glucose levels. To that end, diabetic gastroparesis treatments include:
- Oral medications
- Changes in what and when you eat
- Feeding tubes and intravenous feeding (in severe cases).
It is important to note that in most cases treatment does not cure diabetic gastroparesis -- it is usually a chronic condition. Treatment helps you manage the condition so that you can be as healthy and comfortable as possible.
If you have diabetic gastroparesis, your food is being absorbed more slowly and at unpredictable times. To control blood glucose, you may need to:
- Take insulin more often
- Take your insulin after you eat instead of before
- Check your blood glucose levels frequently after you eat, and administer insulin whenever necessary.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions based on your particular needs.