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What causes diabetic gastroparesis?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

Gastroparesis occurs when the nerves involved with the digestive process are damaged. Food stays in the stomach for a longer period of time rather than getting digested and move into the intestines leading to problems such as heartburn, constipation, weight loss, etc. Gastroparesis can be caused by uncontrolled, high blood sugars over a prolonged period of time.

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