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Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a medical condition affecting people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents (delayed gastric emptying). The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the vagus nerve is damaged or stops working, the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally, and the movement of food is slowed or stopped. Just as with other types of neuropathy, diabetes can damage the vagus nerve if blood glucose levels remain high over a long period of time. High blood glucose causes chemical changes in nerves and damages the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the nerves.
Related Journals of Gastroparesis
Journal of Clinical Diabetes & Practice, Journal of Obesity & Eating Disorders, Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science, Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy, Diabetes Care, Diabetic Medicine, Diabetes Digest, Diabetes and Primary Care, Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases (NMCD), Preventing Chronic Disease, World Journal of Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism, Obesity Management