I understand your concerns. Gatrointestinal symptoms are common
in patients that have had diabetes
for a long time. Whether it is
insulin dependent type (Type-1) or requires oral medications (Type-2),
certain complications can occur. As you are aware diabetes can affect
the eyes, kidneys, nervous system, and the gastrointestinal tract.
Diabetics can have a condition called "Enteropathy" and have lot
. Diabetes also affects the stomach's ability to empty the
contents into the intestine. In other words, food stays longer in the
stomach, a condition called "Gastroparesis". This is the most common
cause for persistent nausea and a feeling of fullness. Radio-isotope
studies with scan can detect this problem. First of all, you have to
keep your blood sugar well under control. There are some drugs
that can help improve the contraction of the stomach such as
may help, but there are significant
side effects. Newer treatments include injection of Botulinum Toxin
into the sphincter pylorus at the junction of small intestine
Electrical stimulation from a battery operated device can be implanted.
Hope this is helpful information for you.
Followthrough with your physician.
Wish you good health.