I would like to be able to print out what food to eat and what food to avoid. I have seen a lot of conflicting information on a good diet. Also, I would like to know if there are any situations, OTC meds or other triggers I should avoid.
My name is Teresa, and I was diagnosed with gastroparesis Jul of 2011. I'm sorry to hear that you have, but there is lots you can do and still lead a full life. I did a lot of research online. I found the most up-to-date sites are WebMD and the American Academy of Gastroenterologists. You can search each of these sites for their info on gastroparesis. Some of the other sites have not been updated in several years. The AAG website is really good and is my favorite for information. It talks about everything from diagnosis to types of treatment to the gastro pacemaker. I had the pacemaker implanted last Nov. My case was quite severe. I'm not diabetic so I fall within the 4-8% of population that suffer from this condition. Diabetics have a higher risk of 12-18% of contracting it. The diets are bland foods, soft like pudding, ice cream and jello. It really depends as to what stage of the illness you're at and how you are tolerating foods now. I drink a lot of Boost, to make sure I get my nutrients and vitamins. If there is anything else I can help you with, please feel free to send me an email here. I have friended you so you can do it privately if you like. I'll be glad to share anything I can with you. Hope this helps.
Dear Nan, I'm fairly new to GP but not new to Diabetes Type 1. I was diagnosed with GP April of this year (I knew I had it but had to be officially diagnosed). My Gastrorologist adviced me to eat all the things I was told as a person with Diabetes was told not to eat. So I threw away all the stuff that I was told was good for me. As a person with Diabetes I've for years used the Glycemic Index as an indicator for what to eat (the Glycemic Index is a list of foods and shows how fast they turn to sugar).
My diet consists of no raw veggies or fruits, I can eat those things if they're cooked. No good stuff like whole grain products. Nothing that the stomach would have to work hard on to digest, everything we eat we must think this must not make the stomach have to work or work as less as possible. Hopefully this will help you.
Send me a private question. I'm a dietitian, know A LOT about gastroparesis as I have it myself, not from IDDM, but from opioid related delayed gastric emptying and motility. There's a specific diet and supplements and Rx meds to help, but I'd rather you just ask a private question and give me some more of your background rather than writing a response that will take up 2 pages. I can send you nutrition therapy info among other info via email as well once you tell me a bit more. Looking forward to hearing from you!!! Jessica
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