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Thu Jun 20 12:12:07 EDT 2013

I have Gastroparesis. My blood sugars tend to drop rapidly between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. What can I eat Before going to bed keep my numbers up?
Asked By: kam6972  

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I am working very hard with my diabetes clinic educator to get better control of my glucose numbers.
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Expert Answers (1)
2014-01-16 15:25:05.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

What to eat when your stomach is not working right can be challenging for anyone. It is particularly so for individuals with diabetes who experience a slow-emptying stomach (gastroparesis).

Dietary adjustments can greatly help in regaining blood glucose control. Some symptoms improve with smaller and more frequent meals that are lower in fiber and fat. Others benefit from liquid meals, especially during the latter part of the day. Proper use of your insulin or diabetes medicines is also a factor.

Consider talking with a registered dietitian with experience in diabetes management. He or she can evaluate your eating pattern, activity, medicines, lifestyle, and other contributing factors to gastroparesis. Little research is available in the area of diet and gastroparesis. What works for one person may not work for all. Individualized treatment plan works best in controlling this condition.

Check out the details on gastroparesis and diabetes.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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Community Answers (1)
2013-09-20 23:35:41.0

Hi. I have Gastroparesis also and have a lot of problems with low blood sugar. I have found in my case that if I drink a Boost before going to bed it helps to keep my sugar at a better level through the night. I have a friend who is a nurse and she recommends the Boost for diabetics. May or may not work for you but it's worth a try.
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