What Causes Type 2 Diabetic Gastroparesis?

Type 2 diabetic gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles of the stomach are unable to contract properly, resulting in delayed emptying of the stomach.

Gastroparesis can cause a variety of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating, and early satiety (feeling full after eating only a small amount of food).

The precise cause of type 2 diabetic gastroparesis is unknown, but it is thought to be due to a combination of factors.

First, type 2 diabetes itself can damage the nerves that control the muscles of the stomach (the vagus nerve), which can lead to gastroparesis.

Some medications used to treat type 2 diabetes (such as metformin) can also cause or contribute to gastroparesis.

Treatment for type 2 diabetic gastroparesis typically focuses on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life.

Dietary changes, such as eating smaller meals more frequently and avoiding high-fat foods, may help ease symptoms.