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After two trips to the e.r., one trip to the doctor's office where I flat out told my doctor to admit me, they finally discovered what has been making me throw up so much this year. I thought I had 3 bouts of the stomach flu but after this last admission and the nausea meds not working they decided to do some tests. After an upper GI that showed food in my stomach after fasting for 12 hours they did a gastric emptying study and discovered I don't digest my food. So now I deal with neuropathy in feet and stomach but thank God my eyes are still fine. I am really struggling to come to terms with this diagnosis. My A1C has been good the past few years, nothing really higher than 8. This past one was 6.7. But like I told my mom no matter how tight of control you have, it is always causing reversible damage. I am seriously thinking about getting into counseling for this. I am not really depressed but having a hard time coming to terms with this.

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Comment by Nettie on August 26, 2014 at 7:53pm

What kind of insulin do you take?

Comment by Nettie on August 26, 2014 at 7:55pm

I had the same problems when I was taking insulin manufactured with brewer's yeast. I was allergic to the brewer's yeast and I would end up in the hospital for days with unstoppable vomiting, vertigo, shortness of breath, diarrhea, etc. I now take insulin manufactured with genetically modified e-coli and I feel great. Hope you feel better very soon.

Comment by Cody Turner on August 26, 2014 at 8:00pm

Humalog via pump.
They started me on 10 mgs of Reglan and it has been helping so far. Low fiber diet, 6 small meals a day but i know my doctor told me he wants to try to cut that dose of Reglan in half but I am going to talk to him about not changing anything since it is working.

Comment by Judith in Portland on August 26, 2014 at 9:32pm

Cody, Old Friend. I have missed you. This sounds very difficult. I'm sort of a poster child for "Tight Control Does Not Mean No Complications". Even with an Aic in the mid-5s, I've got the beginnings of liver trouble and several other problems....I look forward to re-connecting. You are not alone!.....Blessings and Love...

Comment by Cody Turner on August 26, 2014 at 9:43pm

I have missed you as well. I am looking forward to reconnecting with several old friends in the room.

Comment by shoshana27 on August 27, 2014 at 1:11am
I also have gastroparesis but with me it,s irregular peristalsis
I take probiotics & psyllium which helps
I have to find out which foods don,t agree with me
Good luck
Comment by Jim on August 28, 2014 at 3:32pm
My A1C was 7 when I was diagnosed. While not perfect a lot of people would love that. I never new you could have stomach problems until I was diagnosed.
Comment by shoshana27 on August 28, 2014 at 5:49pm

i've had t1 for 78 years
use humalog with pump
am now almost 81

Comment by Judith in Portland on August 28, 2014 at 6:08pm

Blessings, Shoshana. You are, as always, an inspiration.....xx000

Comment by shoshana27 on August 28, 2014 at 6:26pm



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