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How often should i monitor my blood sugar if i have gastroparesis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Diabetic?: Gastroparesis can be caused by diabetes, but there are also non-diabetic causes. If you gastroparesis is not from diabetes, then, you do not need to monitor your blood sugar. However, if you do have gastroparesis from diabetes then you probably should be doing twice daily blood sugars.
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Ask your diabetes Dr: The schedule for you checking your blood sugars will not appreciably change just because of gastroparesis. Your diabetes doctor will make a long-term plan for you, and you should stick with that. Certainly, however, if you feel lightheaded or feel that your sugar might be low, you may need to check it additionally. Good luck.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How does gastroparesis affect my blood sugar?

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Dr. Anthony Starpoli
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Instability: The blood sugars may wax and wane as the food stuffs do not travel out in a regular fashion. Better glucose control can improve gastroparesis.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I monitor my blood sugar?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Glucometer: You doctor can prescribe a glucometer to check blood sugars if needed. Lancing needles and glucometer strips for the meters are prescribed.

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