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my mom is 78 & has type ii diabetes. after dinner she remains up 4 about 3 hours. but when she goes 2 bed she feels d food sticking her. indigestion?

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Dr. Anna Lerner Angeles
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Gastroparesis: Yes it can be indigestion or slow transit bowel function that is called gastroparesis and is very common in diabetics. Small frequent meals may help and adding a probiotic to her diet may benefit her as well. Good luck.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: She could try sleeping propped up to see if it helps. Does it happen only after supper? If it is more frequent she should se the dr. If not she could try zantac (ranitidine) or prevacid. Over the counter to see if it helps. If not see the doctor.

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